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Peña, Lorenzo. “La paradoja de la prohibición de prohibir y el sueño libertario de 1968”. Persona y Derecho, 58 (2008): 377-416.
A reasoning in accordance with legal logic evinces the damaging
consequences following from a principle forbidding all prohibitions. Such a
farfetched aspiration fits in with a craving for the utmost freedom. Nomologic
analysis shows such a craving to be unattainable and self destructive. I propose
instead an alternative meta-legal criterion, faithful to a liberal inspiration,
which -within the framework of a pluralistic and gradual is tic axiology- acknowledges
the value of freedom as one which is not subservient to any other.
This value is implemented in particular bundles of liberties depending on the
historic and social circumstances; unavoidably such an implementation gives
rise to collisions, not only among sundry concrete liberties but also between
freedom and other high-rank values.