Escritos 27 (58):119-139 (2019)

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Lucas Misseri
Universidad de Alicante
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The main idea of the article is that there is a complementary link between utopia and law. Thus, the purpose is to show, through a conceptual and historical analysis, that denying such a link, at least, means the existence of an unclear and biased view of the concept of utopia and its historical development. For this purpose, it presents a provisional definition of utopia along with two assumptions underlying such definition: an economical and an anthropological one. It also presents a typology of utopias. Based on this, the idea that utopia is both subversive and perfectionist is rejected by acknowledging two different models of utopia: closed and open utopias. It is concluded that possible tensions between utopia and law are overcome by means of an open model of utopia.
Keywords Ideology  Ideología  Legal Systems.  Liberalism  Liberalismo  Political Systems  Sistema político  Sistemas jurídicos.  Utopia  Utopía
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DOI 10.18566/escr.v27n58.a06
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