La crítica al positivismo legalista y al imperativismo normativo y el derecho indígena zapatista

  1. María Luisa Soriano González 1
  1. 1 Universidad Pablo de Olavide (España)
Revista telemática de filosofía del derecho ( RTFD )

ISSN: 1575-7382

Year of publication: 2013

Issue: 16

Pages: 135-158

Type: Article

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The critics of legalistic positivism in the transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth centuries —Gény, Ehrlich, Kantorowicz— were opposed to a plural conception of the law to the law as the only formal source and the state as a only material source of law. Later, in mid-twentieth century, the critics of imperativism —Hart, Bobbio— defended a plurality of legal rules against the imperativists who considered the rules ordering conduct to be the only rules of law. The similarity between these critics and indigenous law in general —and indigenous zapatista law in particular— is amazing as much in respect to the defense of a plurality of rules as to their origin and historical developmen