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Jurisprudence/Weber/Habermas: modern law is above all legal law, i.e. jurisprudence and administration are professionalised through the training of judges and specialist civil servants. Legislation is also increasingly tied to formal procedures and thus to expert knowledge. This promotes a systematisation of the laws and a rationalisation of the law according to internal, purely formal standards. This trend can already be observed at law faculties in the late Middle Ages. However, this trend has prevailed to a very different extent in the individual countries.
However, this development presupposes the ethical rationalization of worldviews. Just as the moral subject of action can orientate itself according to the principles of a methodical way of life, so the subject of private law may feel entitled to act purely success-oriented within legal limits.
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Norms/Weber: this term is initially missing in the context of legal decisions; it does not result as the application of 'fixed rules'. (1)
1.M. Weber, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, (Ed) J. Winckelmann, Tübingen 1964, p. 570_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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