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Emil Mazzoleni

Legal imaginative universals

Normative narratives in the thought of Giambattista Vico.

Issue 9/2019

Abstract. This paper is about theme of the fantastic universal, the cardinal principle of Vico’s philosophy, that will be analysed in a new legal perspective, focusing not only on the normative elements in main Vico’s mythical narratives, but also on three examples of fantastic legal universals: Vesta, Mercury and Minos.

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SUMMARY: 1. The historical-legal roots of fantastic universals. – 2. The distinctive features of fantastic legal universals. – 3. Three examples of fantastic legal universals. – 3.1. First example of a fantastic legal universal: Vesta – 3.2. Second example of a fantastic legal universal: Mercury – 3.3. Third example of a fantastic legal universal: Minos. 4. – Conclusions.


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