A Matter of Pure Conscience? Franz Wieacker and his “Conceptual Change” [CRITIQUE] Cover Image

A Matter of Pure Conscience? Franz Wieacker and his “Conceptual Change” [CRITIQUE]
A Matter of Pure Conscience? Franz Wieacker and his “Conceptual Change” [CRITIQUE]

Author(s): Tomasz Giaro
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Political Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Franz Wieacker; Ernst Rudolf Huber; Nazism; anti-Semitism; totalitarianism; apoliticality; connubium Aryanising; Kieler Schule; reception of Roman law; Roman foundations of Europe; nazizm

Summary/Abstract: Based on a recent biography of Franz Wieacker (1908–1994) two central questions are examined. Is it allowed to analyze a young, but already prominent German law professor of the Nazi era as a pure scholar whose identity remained unchanged from the times of Weimar to the Federal Republic of Germany? Is it plausible to treat the Nazis as progenitors of current European legal history, and in particular as founding fathers of European legal tradition?

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 82
  • Page Range: 9-28
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English