La colpa: disordine e cosmos
| JUS - 2012 - 2
Abstract: Compared to the chaotic irrationality of guilt, retribution aims to be reason itself, measure,
order (cosmos). But – as I try to show in this paper – if retribution claims to be essentially rational,
it is not necessarily intelligent, and that for three reasons at least. First, because of the radical impossibility
of measuring guilt. Second, because a sanction cannot restore the order cancelling the disorder
produced by guilt. Third, because the other order of human relations paradoxically requires a certain
KEY WORDS: punishment, retribution, reason, order, disorder.
SOMMARIO: 1. L’impossibile misura della colpa. – 2. La cicatrice del male. – 3. Il disordine e il legame.
– 4. Conclusioni: ordine cosmico e ordine sociale.