Published in journal "Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law", 2011-1 in rubric "COMPARATIVE LAW", pages 0-0.
Resume: The article deals with analysis of specifics of development of the Russian philosophy of law in comparison with the Western philosophical and legal tradition. Sources and nature of these the author finds in effect of Byzantine orthodoxy, causing system–centrist approach to understanding of law as dominant form of spiritual unity of people to individual. The Western philosophy of law uses human–centrist approach, which treats law as form of individual freedom of human being in social life. Attention is paid to attempts of domestic philosophy of law to synthesize these different traditions, having significance for realization of cultural identity by Russia.
Keywords: Russian philosophy of law, system–centrist approach to understanding of law, human rights, human–centrist approach to understanding of law, synthesis of law traditions
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