Volksgeist is a German loanword for a unique "spirit" possessed collectively by each people or nation. The idea has its origins in the Romantic era and was proposed by Johann Gottfried Herder.
βλ επισης:Volksgeist `Volksgeist` is a German loanword for a unique "spirit" possessed collectively by each people or nation. The idea has its origins in the Romantic era and was proposed by Johann Gottfried Herder. See also: Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volksgeist ...
philosophy of law (in philosophy of law: Historical positivism; ...for
a universal human code with the singularity of the law of particular
peoples resulting from their unique sociocultural experiences. For
Savigny, law rests on the Volksgeist, or innate popular
consciousness; law par excellence is customary law. He recognized, of
course, that the details of a developed legal system do not spring from
in philosophy of law: Revival of natural-law theories )...in the facts of social life” are by virtue of their ambiguity susceptible to misappropriation by absolutist governments. The same may be said of Savigny’s Volksgeist notion, as witness its affinity to the racialism of Nazi law. Thus, while the 20th-century revival of natural law was in part a revulsion from totalitarianism, it was also...
theories of Savigny (in Friedrich Karl von Savigny (German jurist and historian): Legal philosophy.)
...Romantic movement, which took the form in Germany of a movement
harking back to the simplest tribal origins of the German people, to
their folk songs and tales and to their distinctive ethos, or Volksgeist
(“national spirit”). To the Romantics, the national spirit thus became
the ultimate datum to be explored in its various manifestations. From
this point of view law is not...