This article explores the opportunity to conceptualize “repentance” as a legal notion. The same analysis was the object of Vincenzo Vitale’s former study pentimento e diritto: la nostalgia del perdono in which such an opportunity was denied due to the fact that “legal” repentance lacks an essential trait of repentance: the “suffered internal change” experienced by the repentant. This article argues in favor of a different solution, primarily conceptualizing repentance as a “social act”, a notion widely used in Adolf Reinach’s phenomenology. In § 1, this article concisely describes the main characteristics and presents a taxonomy of social acts. In § 2, it places re- pentance within such a taxonomy, conceptualizing it as a “complex social act”. Lastly, the article evaluates the opportunity to use the concept of repentance as a “complex social act” to describe legal forms of repentance, with specific reference to criminal law and restorative justice.

Il pentimento come atto giuridico / R. Mazzola. - In: RIFD. RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI FILOSOFIA DEL DIRITTO. - ISSN 1593-7135. - 98:4(2021 Sep), pp. 773-786.

Il pentimento come atto giuridico

R. Mazzola
2021

Abstract

This article explores the opportunity to conceptualize “repentance” as a legal notion. The same analysis was the object of Vincenzo Vitale’s former study pentimento e diritto: la nostalgia del perdono in which such an opportunity was denied due to the fact that “legal” repentance lacks an essential trait of repentance: the “suffered internal change” experienced by the repentant. This article argues in favor of a different solution, primarily conceptualizing repentance as a “social act”, a notion widely used in Adolf Reinach’s phenomenology. In § 1, this article concisely describes the main characteristics and presents a taxonomy of social acts. In § 2, it places re- pentance within such a taxonomy, conceptualizing it as a “complex social act”. Lastly, the article evaluates the opportunity to use the concept of repentance as a “complex social act” to describe legal forms of repentance, with specific reference to criminal law and restorative justice.
Repentance; Social Acts; Adolf Reinach; Criminal Law; Restorative Justice
Settore IUS/20 - Filosofia del Diritto
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