Il diritto o il Paradiso? Un dialogo con Tommaso Greco sulla generatività della fiducia e sul significato pro-fattivo del diritto

The essay addresses the issue of trust across the spectrum, as it were, of a recent book focusing on the role of trust in public life and, allegedly, within the legal experience. Using ‘trust’ as a sort of keyhole through which to take an oblique look at legal experience and…

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Futile Otherness: Religion and Culture vs. Futile Motives in Criminal Law

Within Italian criminal law, the category of motive entitled motivi futili, or futile motives, is used as an evaluation standard in determining an increase in the severity of a penalty for a crime committed, not unlike the designation ‘aggravated’ in common law systems. An application of the penalty means that…

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Universalità dei Diritti Umani. Un chiasmo dialettico tra matrici di senso e concetto?

This contribution addresses the fascinating but ‘difficult issue’ of human rights. More specifically, theleitmotiv of the overall essay is the (potential) universality of human rights. In this respect, the relationshipbetween human rights and fundamental rights is investigated in the first place. The next step coincides with theassessment of the possible…

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L’ambigua globalità. Il diritto come medium tra le asimmetriche geografie della salute e l’efficacia planetaria dei brevetti anti-CoViD

The development of a panoply of effective vaccines against Sars-Cov-2, formulated in record time and unprecedented in the history of pharmacopeia, has not furnished the desired barrier against the spread of the pandemic. In fact, the struggle to combat CoViD-19 is characterised by opposing sides. On one side there are…

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‘Or tu chi sei per giudicar con la veduta corta d’una spanna?’ Giudizio, premio e pena nella Divina Commedia. Una lettura diacronico-interculturale

The following contribution offers a legal-philosophical perspective on Dante Aligheri’s conception of judgement, punishment and reward in the Divine Comedy. Dante’s Commedia offers several opportunities for philosophical reflection on justice-related themes, starting from the consideration that in all the three works, Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso ‘rewards and punishments’ are threatened…

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Osservatori e spettatori. Parte II: Primi lineamenti di una teoria dello spettatore giuridico

This paper traces possible theoretical outlines for the figure of the legal spectator. Engaging a multidisciplinary methodology, the analysis pivots on two types of semiotic circuits. Both demonstrate how the category ‘spectator’ is today a privileged patterns of subjectivity in order to analyze both the figure of the citizen and…

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Il diritto difettivo e difettoso. Per una lettura apofatica del dire giuridico

Today, law permeates and codifies almost all human action. Where there is human action, there is generally a way of doing it according to the law. The law therefore claims to be all-inclusive and passes off itself as an omnipresent and almost omnipotent social device, the content of which everyone…

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