Doxa. Cuadernos de Filosofía del Derecho

El pragmatismo judicial de Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. y la teoría predictiva del Derecho

Horacio J. J. Piombo

Resumen

«Yo entiendo por “Derecho” las profecías acerca de lo que los tribunales harán en concreto; nada más ni nada menos». Con estas pocas palabras, Holmes, Jr. resumía su antiformalista Teoría predictiva del Derecho. Este artículo sostiene que dicha construcción fue pensada para el abogado practicante y que responde a la corriente filosófica pragmática, habiendo Holmes también recurrido ocasionalmente al pragmatismo para resolver casos difíciles en su rol de juez. Pero como el pragmatismo judicial ha sido tachado de antijurídico y amorfo –y, por ende, impredecible–, intentaré determinar hasta qué extremo este último es compatible con la idea de que la conducta de los jueces puede ser anticipada para así descubrir el contenido del Derecho.

Palabras clave

La senda del Derecho; Teoría predictiva del Derecho; Filosofía pragmática; Pragmatismo judicial; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Stephen Breyer

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