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Revus is an international journal for constitutional theory and philosophy of law. It provides a unique forum for academics around the world by publishing contributions in various languages. One of our purposes is to build a bridge between legal scholars and philosophers from different regions and academic circles. (..more..)

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Latest issue
42 | 2020
Internal legal positivism

  • Katarzyna Eliasz and Wojciech Załuski
  • Dimitrios Kyritsis
    A reply to Bello Hutt, Harel and Klatt
  • Francesca Poggi
    La diferencia entre intención legislativa e intención del hablante
    Against the conversational model of legal interpretation. The English original of this article was published in Revus 40 | 2020.
  • Luca Malagoli
    Concepción de la ciencia jurídica, teoría de las decisiones judiciales y teoría de la interpretación de los documentos legislativos en la obra de Max Radin
    The business of prophecy: conception of legal science, theory of judicial decisions and theory of interpretation of legal texts in Max Radin’s work
  • Symposium on the internal legal positivism

    Edited by Paula Gaido

    In her book "Internal" Legal Positivism, Cristina Redondo attempts to articulate the metatheoretical presuppositions of an approach directed to the study of law that explains its specific normative character. In doing so, she argues for two main theses: (i) legal norms necessarily constitute reasons in a formal sense, regardless of the substantive correctness of the content they express; and (ii) the theory of law can be morally neutral with respect to its object. This means that, according to Redondo, it is possible to formulate purely descriptive statements that refer to the content of the law; that is, it is possible to formulate them from a point of view that does not presuppose the acceptance of that content. In formulating her arguments, the author focuses on an ambiguity inherent in the distinction between internal and external points of view, and she uses some of the theses developed by Eugenio Bulygin and Fernando Atria to introduce nuances that lead us to her own theses about law and a possible approach to the study of law. The fruitfulness of Cristina Redondo's book makes it the subject of a symposium in which some of the theses of her book are critically examined. The symposium begins in this issue of Revus with five contributions in Spanish and will continue in a future issue, which will include English translations of all contributions and the author's response to the critiques.


    En su libro Positivismo jurídico “interno”, Cristina Redondo busca articular los presupuestos meta-teóricos de un enfoque dirigido al estudio del derecho, que explique su específico carácter normativo. En esta tarea, dirigirá sus argumentos a defender dos tesis principales: (i) que las normas jurídicas constituyen necesariamente una razón en sentido formal, independientemente de la corrección sustancial de los contenidos que expresen; y (ii) que la teoría del derecho puede ser moralmente neutral respecto de su objeto. Esto implica que para Redondo es posible formular enunciados referidos al contenido del derecho puramente descriptivos; esto es, desde un punto de vista que no presupone su aceptación. En la articulación de sus argumentos la autora se centrará en la ambigüedad que plantea la distinción entre punto de vista interno/punto de vista externo, y se valdrá de algunas de las tesis desarrolladas por Eugenio Bulygin y Fernando Atria, para introducir matices que nos llevarán a sus propias tesis sobre el derecho y una vía posible para su estudio. El carácter fecundo de las ideas contenidas en el libro de Cristina Redondo lo hace destinatario de un simposio en Revus en el que se discuten algunas de las tesis sostenidas en su libro. El simposio inicia en este número y continuará en uno próximo, en el cual, además, se incluirá una respuesta a las críticas por parte de la propia autora.

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