Journal of VolgSMU
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The Psychogenic Factors of Legal Nihilism

Gulaykhin V.N.

Волгоградский государственный университет


The article deals with the problem of functioning of psychogenic mechanisms which determine the phenomenon of legal nihilism. Author believes that social behavior of an individual should be explained by means of inter- and counteraction of two opposing drives in every person: Eros (the instinct of life) and Thanatos (the instinct of death). The dominant tendency in an individual development (Eros or Thanatos) determines his/ her behavior as a subject of law, his/ her relation to reality and hierarchy of legal values, according to which legal regulations are to be accepted or denied.



Волгоградский государственный университет