Tarello, Giovanni (1934–1987)

Giovanni Tarello was a theorist, historian, and sociologist of law. Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Genova, his personality and work have been influential in Italian legal culture. He was one of the prominent figures of the analytical school of jurisprudence and of legal realism in Italy. His main works are Il realismo giuridico americano (1962, American Legal Realism), Diritto, enunciati, usi: Studi di teoria e metateoria del diritto (1974, Law, Formulations, Uses), Storia della cultura giuridica moderna I: Assolutismo e codificazione del diritto (1976, History of Modern Legal Culture), and L'interpretazione della legge (1980, The Interpretation of Statutes).

In the general theory of law, Tarello adhered to the linguistic analysis of law, elaborating on the classical topics of analytical philosophy, such as ...

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