The Legitimacy of Law, Intimacy and 'Infiction'
Legitimita práva, intimita a "infikce"

Jiří Přibáň
1997 Czech Sociological Review  
The author seeks to analyse the concept of legitimacy against the background of contemporary sociological and legal philosophical thought -especially that of Habermas, Luhmann, Derrida and Lyotard. He critically analyses Habermas's legitimation theory and Luhmann's concept of Legitimation durch Verfahren and attempts to develop a different concept of legitimacy with the support of Derrida's deconstructive approach to justice and with a critical evaluation of Rorty's and Lyotard's pragmatic
more » ... rd's pragmatic understanding of politics. The author's reading of these philosophers and social or political thinkers brings him to the conclusion that the legitimacy of law in contemporary societies must come from the outer space of difference between the legal system and its environment. Legitimacy thus remains a kind of narrative with its own heteromorphic rules, not determined by any concept of universal morality, and is an 'infiction' of legal systems with ethical problems and various concepts of justice. * ) Veškerou korespondenci posílejte na adresu: Doc. JUDr. Jiří Přibáň, katedra teorie práva a právních učení, Právnická fakulta UK, nám Curieových 7, 116 40 Praha 1.
doi:10.13060/00380288.1997.33.2.03 fatcat:pdepzjkxpjc2dg7sl6u5xnddpm