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On the issue of law principles perception in different concepts of legal understanding


The present research is devoted to the study of law principles perception in different legal understanding concepts. The purpose of work is to analyze the concept and place of law principles in the legal system within the framework of various types of legal understanding, and the tasks of work are the law principles perception in the natural law concept by R. Dworkin, the libertarian theory of law by V.S. Nersesyants, positivist and integrative legal understanding. It is substantiated that the law principles concept, the allocation of their types and the definition of their role in the legal system is largely due to the type of legal understanding, which the scientist is a supporter of. Emphasis is placed on the axiological component of the studied approaches in relation to the law principles. It is proved that the natural-legal, liberal, positivist and integrative types of legal understanding allow focusing on the aspects of legal reality associated with various kinds of ideas in the field of law. It is concluded that in terms of law enforcement, the positivist approach is of the greatest importance, since it allows the subjects of law not only to understand the main ideas embodied in the legislation, but also orients them towards the practical implementation of normatively defined law principles. Natural-legal, liberal and, to some extent, integrative approaches have theoretical and methodological value – they do not directly matter for the regulation of social relations, but form the legislator's idea of the value of certain ideas, the possibility of their consolidation in the texts of normative legal acts and hence their further practical implementation.


legal understanding concepts, law principles, natural law theories by R. Dworkin, libertarian theory of law, positivist legal understanding, integrative legal understanding

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