From Altamira and Levene to Tau Anzoátegui (also reviewing García-Gallo). Three approaches to the law of the indies

Joaquín García-Huidobro, Diego Pérez Lasserre

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Abstract

Three different epistemological approaches to the Law of the Indies can be evidenced throughout the 20th century. First, the one proposed by Rafael Altamira and Ricardo Levene, emphasizing historical and sociological aspects. Alfonso García-Gallo, on the other hand, explores a new perspective that criticizes said vision and stands for a rather markedly legal approach to the matter under consideration. However, this conception is based on a few arguable epistemological assumptions, as this study shows from the hermeneutics' criticism of these types of reductionism. This situation has been worked out by Víctor Tau Anzoátegui who proposes a third conception of the Law of the Indies seeking to integrate both perspectives.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)195-212
Number of pages18
JournalRevista de Estudios Historico-Juridicos
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Alfonso García-Gallo
  • Epistemology of the law of the Indies
  • Law history
  • Rafael Altamira
  • Ricardo Levene
  • Víctor Tau Anzoátegui

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