The Torah as an Enactivist Model: Legal thinking beyond natural law and positive law

Author:Asher J. Mattern
Position:Currently a senior research fellow at the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen

The occidental reflexions on Law, classical as modern, is determined by the opposition between natural and positive law. The Jewish understanding of Law transcends this dichotomy by projecting a circular model: The divine Law is developped concretely in the discussion of rabbinical scholars and this discussion has itself, as Oral Law, the status of being god-given. The Torah as the basis of the... (see full summary)

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