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Stephan Meder

Mißverstehen und Verstehen

Savignys Grundlegung der juristischen Hermeneutik

[Misunderstanding and Understanding. Savigny's Outline of Modern Hermeneutics.]

2004. XV, 269 pages.
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Published in German.
Stephan Meder outlines the development of Savigny's hermeneutic theory against the backdrop of his contacts to other advocates of modern hermeneutics, such as for example Friedrich Schleiermacher or August Boeckh. In doing so, he shows that essential elements of the image that current methodologies have of Savigny's analysis of interpretation need to be corrected.
When is it permissible to interpret a binding legal text? Unlike Anglo-Saxon and French legal experts, the Germans believe that it is in principle possible to interpret legal texts whose wording is unambiguous. This opinion can be traced back to the transition to modern hermeneutics, which was carried out by Friedrich Carl von Savigny in jurisprudence. Stephan Meder outlines the development of Savigny's hermeneutic theory against the backdrop of his contacts to other advocates of modern hermeneutics, such as for example Friedrich Schleiermacher or August Boeckh. In doing so, he shows that essential elements of the image that current methodologies have of Savigny's analysis of interpretation need to be corrected.
Authors/Editors

Stephan Meder ist Professor für Zivilrecht und Rechtsgeschichte an der Universität Hannover.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Rechtsgeschichte — 2007, 215–217 (Jens Kaspers)
In: Zeitschr.f.Neuere Rechtsgeschichte — 2006, 501–503 (Jan Schröder)
In: Zeitschrift d.Savigny-Stiftung G — 2007, 680–685 (Hans-P. Haferkamp)
In: Juristenzeitung — Jg.60 (2005), H.11, S.566f (Prof.Joachim Lege)