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TIZZIANI, Manuel. En el camino de la contingencia: Montaigne y el fundamento místico de la ley. Tópicos [online]. 2014, n.27, pp.62-84. ISSN 1666-485X.

The notion of law –as the notions of state or nation– is nothing but an entelechy that masks behind it a substantial absence. Its existence has no other purpose than to provide us with a symbolic support able to veil that originating void, making our world a place less hurried by uncertainty. In accordance with this, the aim of the present paper is to begin a search that may lead us back to the original soil, to the time zero of institution. The essayist Michel de Montaigne will be our guide. He will lead us to the land on which the strength of the foundation seems to vanish, or, rather, to the symbolic moment in which a mere humane, arbitrary and contingent decision gives rise to those standards who gradually, thanks to the violent and treacherous teacher who is custom, start to be worshiped in his apparent timelessness.

Palabras clave : Montaigne; law; scepticism; contingency; mystical foundation.

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