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Hodnotové uchopení práva a mravnosti (B. N. Čičerin versus V. S. Solovjov)

Title in English Value Grasp of Law and Morality (B. N. Chicherin versus V. S. Solovyov)

ŠAUR Josef

Year of publication 2015
Type Chapter of a book
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Faculty of Arts

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Description This article aims at the dispute of two distinct capacities of Russian thought of the 2nd half of the 19th century – Boris N. Chicherin and Vladimir S. Solovyov – which deals with the concept of free will and the relationship between law and morality. Although this issue was just an episode because the dispute took place on only two pages of two issues of the journal Voprosy filosofii i psichologii in 1897, it is possible to be considered an excellent illustration of two archetypal conceptions of the world in Russian thinking – religious (mystical) and ratio-nalist. If Solovyov defined law and morality as two elements of one ethical system or two forms of realisation of good with the same objective, which is to serve the ideal of truth, then for Chicherin they were two different areas of subjective ethics. Morality governs our internal incentives, law regulates the external relations of one person to another, and each of these spheres has its own rules and requirements.

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