Jusletter IT

Rule and/or Norm

Or the Conceptualisability and Logifiability of Law

  • Autor/Autorin: Csaba Varga
  • Kategorie: Beiträge
  • Region: Ungarn
  • Rechtsgebiete: Theorie der Rechtsinformatik
  • Zitiervorschlag: Csaba Varga, Rule and/or Norm, in: Jusletter IT 26. Februar 2005
In language use, ‘rule’ and ‘norm’ are mostly taken as synonymous to one another. Actually they may denote the same but from differing points of view: the former from the one of signalling that there is a normative message made available and the latter from the one of the logically processed conceptual embodiment of such a message. As norms presuppose an axiomatic ideal of conceptualising and logifying the law, they are at home only in Civil Law where they are construed to form a Rechtsdogmatik. Or, the norm is indeed a logical unit, while the rule is a proposition.