Development of Legal Studies in Indonesia

Yogi Prasetyo(1*)

(1) Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract

This article is research result that describesdevelopment of the epistemology of law in Indonesia, relationship of epistemology in law, and the concept of convergence of epistemology in law.The research method used is a literature study with a philosophical approach. The research results draw; epistemology of law based on empirical reality by inductive approachlike sociology of law; epistemology of law based on rational sense by deductive approach like positivistic normative law; epistemology of law based on moral-ethics and conscience by using awareness and intuitionalapproach; epistemology of law based on Al-Quran like God’s law. These results showa correlation independent, parallel and linier in the epistemology of law. This correlation claims the certain truth and causes lawis used for certain purposes. Based on this reason, it needs convergence of epistemology in law that unites the law truth, so that law can be comprehended by various perspectives. This article concludes that the diversity truth of law perspectives in Indonesia leads to the bad one correlation and domination of law truth. This drawback should be overcome by employing the concept of convergence of epistemology in law that can understand the law are more integrated, comprehensive and wise.

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Development; Legal Studies; Indonesia

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