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Rule of Law und institutioneller Wandel: Vertragsstabilität und Vertragsdurchsetzung in Osteuropa

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Edited By Herbert Küpper and Friedrich-Christian Schroeder

Die Beiträge in diesem Band bilden den juristischen Teil des interdisziplinären rechts- und wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Forschungsprojekts „Offenheit und institutioneller Wandel: Das Beispiel der Rule of Law". Das Buch untersucht die Wechselwirkung von außenwirtschaftlicher Öffnung und Liberalisierung im Vertragsrecht anhand des Umbruchs in Osteuropa. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes sind Länderstudien einerseits zu der Öffnung des außenwirtschaftlichen Vertragsrechts als dem Weltmarkt besonders ausgesetzter Regelungsmaterie. Andererseits untersuchen sie als Gegenprobe den Wandel im Arbeitsvertragsrecht, denn der Arbeitsvertrag ist auch in marktwirtschaftlichen Systemen ein besonders stark regulierter Vertragstyp.

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3 Metaxological Philosophy of Consciousness

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Human consciousness is one of the most complex phenomena in the universe. Consciousness constitutes the “hard problem” for science and philosophy.1 The increasing number of studies on this subject, such as neuroscience with its consideration of the mind-body problem in relationship to consciousness, demonstrates that the problem is far from being illuminated, exhausted and solved. This idiosyncratic feature of homo sapiens continues to perplex us. Voegelin contributes to the study on consciousness from the perspective of the restoration of the order of being in its historical perspective. Considering consciousness to be the faculty wherein man’s disorder initiates, Voegelin finds it to be a necessary starting point for restoration of the order. In Voegelin’s view, however, this is possible only by the restoration and revival of the classical vision of God and man, of the world and the society, taking into consideration the present context.

Eric Voegelin’s consideration of history and political science opened before him a variety of anthropological and philosophical questions that required the revision of various convictions uncritically and even dogmatically accepted in academia. He had to look for deeper foundations for political philosophy, searching for them not any longer in the history of political ideas but in the nature of human consciousness. The center of his philosophical anthropology and political philosophy was, as a consequence, a philosophy of consciousness, but at the center of this philosophy of consciousness was the concrete consciousness of the philosopher.2

Voegelin understood already in his 20s...

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