Are the Laws of Hegel’s Dialectic Relevant to the Constitution? Cover Image

Ar konstitucijai aktualūs Hegelio dialektikos dėsniai?
Are the Laws of Hegel’s Dialectic Relevant to the Constitution?

Author(s): Gediminas Mesonis
Subject(s): Philosophy, Constitutional Law, 19th Century Philosophy, Methodology and research technology
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: dialectic; constitution; provisions; development; thinking paradigm; interpretation;

Summary/Abstract: Dialectics is not a new, but rather a familiar and seemingly understandable concept. However, a deeper discourse on the subject or an observation of on-going discourses when looked at from outside shows that for many people dialectics is a complex construction, and its meaning is often perceived superficially or distorted. Hence, the article recalls the content of the concept of dialectics, and only then is it applied as a method of looking at aspects of the concept of the constitution. The connection between dialectics and the constitution is shown in the article to be not by accident. The basis for such an academic synthesis is that a portion of constitutional regulation at the level of both expressis verbis and constitutional jurisprudence – a form of the expression of the concept of the constitution – is claimed to be unchangeable, non-replaceable, unquestioned, and self-evident. This is serious because it is a claim to eternity. The article notes that in a constitutional regulation, some forms of expression both on the level of the constitution and of constitutional jurisprudence can be perceived as negating dialectics, i.e. dialectics as the continuous development and change of the world and society.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 106
  • Page Range: 43-54
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Lithuanian