diritto (vs. legge)

00:21 Apr 21, 2018
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Italian term or phrase: diritto (vs. legge)
The author contrasts these two terms, so I do not know how to translate "diritto", which I would normally translate as "law". Here are some examples:

"II normativismo identifica il diritto con la legge, inducendo alla confusione tra ciò che è proprio del diritto e ciò che è proprio della legge."

Immediately after, he specifies:

"In questo J. Hervada distingue bene il fatto che l’arte legislativa è arte politica, che presuppone la 'potestas' e consiste nell’ordinare la vita sociale in ragione del bene comune, mentre l’arte propria del diritto è la prudenza o giurisprudenza, che consiste nel determinare il diritto, ossia ciò che è giusto."

Here it seems to be jurisprudence.

But then after that, it states,

"Il realismo giuridico pertanto non si occupa solo dell’essenza del diritto, ma, come è comprensibile e logico, anche delle questioni epistemologiche e metodologiche della conoscenza del diritto stesso, e quindi della struttura del sapere giuridico."

Where the author seems to distinguish between "diritto" and what seems to be jurisprudence...

any ideas?

Thank you.
Peter Waymel
Italy
Local time: 21:54


Summary of answers provided
4diritto = complesso delle leggi (aggregate of the laws, as part of the legislation or discipline o)
enricoha
3rights (vs. laws)
David Hollywood
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REVERSO proposes:
Shabelula

  

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diritto = complesso delle leggi (aggregate of the laws, as part of the legislation or discipline o)


Explanation:
diritto = 1) JURISPRUDENCE,
or either 2) CODE ((complesso delle leggi) A particular aggregate of laws, as specific part of a legislation) as in diritto penale, diritto civile (which in English will generally be translated as Law - Criminal Law, Civil Law, etc.)
legge = in my view, the author intention in this case is to the LEGISLATION.

\"In questo J. Hervada distingue bene il fatto che l’ARTE LEGISLATIVA è arte politica, che presuppone la \'potestas\' e consiste nell’ordinare la vita sociale in ragione del bene comune, mentre l’arte propria del DIRITTO è la PRUDENZA o GIURISPRUDENZA, che consiste nel determinare il diritto, ossia ciò che è giusto.\"
(*) Capital letters are mine (eh).



enricoha
Israel
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: This seems good. But if diritto is jurisprudence/legislation/code of laws (Criminal law, etc.), what is legge? Simply law? But what is the meaning of "law (legge)" then, as understood over and against "diritto"? Thanks for your help.

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rights (vs. laws)


Explanation:
might be just as simple as that

David Hollywood
Local time: 16:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: Thanks David, this is helpful. I think that in some passages of the book, this is spot on. In other areas, I think "diritto" may be law as the whole field of law. Thank you.

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18 hrs
Reference: REVERSO proposes:

Reference information:
right
law
legislation
entitlement
claim ,,,,

I would believe "giurisprudenza" applies to the entire body of laws, rules and regulations of a country; it can be studied and taught

La "Legge" can be a single Law Article

or

the authority that embodies written norm sources but also people, courts, structures and internal regulations etc. "studiare Legge" exists and is widespread colloquially, but regular students and Universities themselves call it "Giurisprudenza"


    Reference: http://context.reverso.net/traduzione/italiano-inglese/dirit...
Shabelula
Italy
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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