For a long time, jurisprudence believed that it did not have to deal with the relationship between the law and knowledge. Through the clear separation of factual and legal issues, the problem seemed to have been clarified. But for some years now, the idea of the law having a ‘cognitive dimension’ has been discussed more and more intensively. On the one hand, there are calls to abolish the ... [Show full abstract] separation of factual and legal issues, because the law itself (co-)determines the knowledge base necessary for its application. On the other hand, this separation should be maintained or restituted at the same time—for its own normative reasons and, above all, for its theoretical legitimation. The contributions in this volume address this question and develop it further. With contributions by Prof. Dr. Dr. Ino Augsberg; Prof. Dr. Dr. Burkhard Josef Berkmann; Prof. Dr. Christian Bumke; PD Dr. Peter Collin; Prof. Dr. Thomas Duve; Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, LL.M.; Prof. Dr. Nils Jansen; Prof. Dr. Ann-Katrin Kaufhold; Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Karl-Heinz Ladeur; Dr. Katharina Reiling; Johannes Schmees; Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz; Prof. Dr. Margrit Seckelmann; Prof. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Trute; Prof. Dr. Wolfgang van den Daele and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas Vesting.