Professor Kenji Mimino

Area and Subject Taught Philosophy of Law
Research Theme(s) Historical and Philosophical Research on Legal Theory and Legal Thought in Civil Society
Academic Degrees Doctor of Laws, Kyoto University
Keywords for Research Field Historical Jurisprudence, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Legal Theory
Office Phone Number 81-75-705-1880

Research Overview

While I primarily focus on the history and theory of German law in the modern age, I am also doing research in social, cultural, and philosophical history, with particular attention paid to relations between directly neighboring regions.
In terms of concrete issues in my research, it is necessary to first analyze and restructure legal theory of German law in the 19th century and its historical development, from the viewpoint of European legal history. German law in the modern age, including Friedrich Carl von Savigny's theory, promoted systematization of the law, and expanded on and completed rational legal theory to support structures of national states. This is an example of the universal historical rationalization present throughout European history, as M. Weber said. By trying to do historical, philosophical analyses of German law in this way, we can find clues to help solve fundamental problems in modern society.
Second, I am interested in fundamental problems of legal philosophy, including relationships between law and morals, characteristics of legal thought, and relationships between positive and natural laws, based on the results obtained from the first issue mentioned above.
At any rate, the aim of my research is to obtain a better understanding of our society and lifestyles, which are going through transitional stages, by taking legal systems as one of the basic cultural components of the modern society.

Notable Publications and Works


  1. 耳野健二(1998).サヴィニーの法思考―ドイツ近代法学における体系の概念―.東京:未来社.349+Xiii(博士論文)
  2. 河上倫逸編(1997).ゆらぎの法律学.東京: 風行社(共著)


  1. 耳野健二(2017),関係の規則としての法--サヴィニー『現代ローマ法体系』に採用されなかった法概念(1)(2完),産大法学50巻1・2号,1-24頁,51巻1号,45-69頁.
  2. 耳野健二(2016),19世紀ドイツ法学におけるカント哲学の影響――ヨアヒム=リュッケルトの研究の紹介と検討,産大法学 49巻4号,160-192頁.
  3. 耳野健二(2015),サヴィニー『現代ローマ法体系』§52の成立過程の一局面--遺稿に基づく一考察,産大法学48巻3・4号,670-639頁.
  4. 耳野健二(2014),サヴィニー『現代ローマ法体系』の成立過程におけるベトマン=ホルヴェークの指摘の影響――「債務関係の対象」に関わるテクストを素材として,産大法学47巻3・4号,606-579頁.
  5. 耳野健二 (2012) ,サヴィニー『現代ローマ法体系』の「計画」について――遺稿に基づく若干の考察、産大法学45巻3・4号,81-110.