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.

Translated title of the contributionFrom Altamira and Levene to Tau Anzoátegui (also reviewing García-Gallo). Three approaches to the law of the indies
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)195-212
Number of pages18
JournalRevista de Estudios Historico-Juridicos
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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En lo que sigue, intentaremos hacer una breve síntesis de las ideas centrales presentes en el pensamiento de Ricardo Levene y Rafael Altamira (I); luego ana-lizaremos la postura de Alfonso García-Gallo en lo que se refiere al estudio del derecho indiano (II),y haremos ver algunas dificultades que plantea esta postura desde una perspectiva filosófica (III); a continuación expondremos el intento de mediación realizado por Tau Anzoátegui sobre el asunto (IV), para terminar, por último, con un breve análisis de todo lo expuesto (V).

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