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ČUROŠ, P.: Can Foxes and Hedgehogs Find Common Ground?

Právny obzor, 101, 2018, č. 3, s. 226 – 246.

Abstract. The article is a response to the gradual increase of votes on the benefits of the so-called illiberal democracy. The motivation for writing arose from the attack of state power against the Central European University in Hungary, the attack on a freedom of expression and separation of state power in Poland, but also as a response to the rise of extremist intolerant movements in Europe. The paper, „Can Foxes and Hedgehogs communicate“, deals with the discussion between opinions supporting the approach of philosophical absolutism on the one hand and relativism on the other. The author focuses on the gradual finding of a suitable concept of values on which legal norms should be built in a society defined by the idea of pluralism, the search for applicable content for the notion of justice and the role of morality in law in the 21st century. The result is the introduction of the so-called political morality, which is an expression of the fundamental values of the associate members of the community within the political space that all members share. Political morality is thus a reflection of principles of a modern liberal democratic concept of Rechtsstaat. In the context of Central Europe, the concept of freedom and equality is at the center of our attention.

Key words: philophical absolutism, philosphical relativism, pluralism, fairness, values in law, discourse, political morality, liberalism

ISSN 2729-9228

ISSN 0032-6984


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