Hans Ryffel

Hans Ryffel

Hans Ryffel, born 27 June 1913 in Berne, died 30 September 1989 in Thun, studied from 1932 onwards both jurisprudence and philosophy at the University of Berne. In 1943 he handed in his dissertation “Das Naturrecht“ at the philosophical-historical faculty. Nevertheless, he also had his patent as a lawyer in court already in 1938. From 1951 onwards he taught as a private lecturer in general philosophy, in particular philosophy of the law and theory of the state, before he was called to the „Hochschule für Verwaltungs­wissenschaften“ in Speyer in 1962, where he remained until 1979, and whose chancellor he was two times. His main interest was normative rules for human behaviour and his intention was to make evident the multiple dimensions of the legal and social sciences.

For further information and for a complete bibliography, please consult:

Erk Volkmar Heyen: Vom normativen Wandel des Politischen – Rechts- und staatsphilo­sophisches Kolloquium aus Anlass des 70. Geburtstags von Hans Ryffel, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 1984.

Selected Works of the Author

Hans Ryffel: Das Naturrecht – Ein Beitrag zu seiner Kritik und Rechtfertigung vom Standpunkt grundsätzlicher Philosophie, Bern: Herbert Lang & Cie., 1944 (extract); Idem: Grundprobleme der Rechts- und Staats­philosophie – Philo­sophische Anthropologie des Politischen, Neuwied/ Berlin: Luchter­hand, 1969 (extract); Idem: Rechtssoziologie – Eine systematische Orien­tie­rung, Neuwied/ Berlin: Luchterhand, 1974 (extract); Idem: Philosophie und Leben, Antrittsvorlesung, gehalten am 14. Februar 1953, Bern: Paul Haupt, 1953; Idem: Zur anthropologischen Begründung des Rechts, in: Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, supplementary vol. 4, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1988, pp. 9ss.