The article brings a sketch of an attempt to reintegrate ethics with legal studies. The task was tackled by means of determining the following question: To what an extent may the law be regarded as subject to non-legal evaluations, to ethical ones in particular? Ethical evaluations are treated in a very comprehensive manner, including both ethical evaluations in the strict sense of the word, as well as felicitological and praxeological ones. In that broad interpretation an ethical evaluation has as its (...) point of focus a particular ideal of good life, supposed to serve as the standard of reference in evaluating the law. (shrink)
That there is an observable increase of public interest in problems of professional ethics as well as in the specific ethic of the profession of scientific worker, is an incontestable fact. There is a visible endeavour to create a set of principles defining the moral duties of the profession of scientific worker, different groups giving the problem their particular different treatments.