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Theorizing the Language of Law

Rodriguez-Velasco, Jesus D.

Attaching myself, then, to Giambattista Vico's idea of certainty (although not, of course, from his perspective) throughout this study I shall call "the space of certainty" the theoretical and conceptual construction (which is of both a philological and textual character) stipulated by the legislator in an attempt to control the distinct concepts related to the legal word, its institutional statute and its legal, moral, and cultural hermeneutics. I shall thus attempt to understand the meaning of this space of certainty, in what way it has been constructed, and how it affects legal, political, social, and cultural mechanisms.

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Diacritics
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https://doi.org/10.1353/dia.0.0005

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Latin American and Iberian Cultures
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November 10, 2011
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