Cercetător ştiinţific I, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu Plopşor” din Craiova al Academiei Române;
This article pleads for the rediscovery of the ontological Good and, implicitly, of zoon politikon, as a human transposition of the Good. Only from here can morality and law claim their foundations. We may wonder, not without some justification, whether jurists, and even philosophers, are capable of such an intellectual endeavor. Shouldn’t the current, almost genetic, adversity of most jurists towards any philosophical foundation of law and philosophers to law be removed first? The unification of the two orientations of thought would give to the jurists the perspective of an existential opening with the most remarkable results, and to the philosophers a more applied thinking regarding the concrete relations that are established spontaneously between people. We may wonder whether jurists are able to give up a positivism devoid of the prospect of an ontological foundation. My point of view exudes optimism, as this article can be a breach in the solid walls of legal formalism.
justice, virtue, ontological good, zoon politikon, to-be-with-others