The presentation highlights the close relationship between Beccaria’s standpoint on human rights and his ideas on words, showing how language issues intermittently dealt with in An Essay on Crimes and Punishments (1764) find significant echoes in his Disquisitions on the Nature of Style (Ricerche intorno alla natura dello stile,1770). The study focuses on the following points: Beccaria’s interpretation of Locke’s theory of the association of ideas, his views on legality and historical evolution, his emphasis on the body, his reaction to tradition, his mistrust of interpretation and metaphor, his position in relation to the arbitrariness of the sign and of the law.
|Titolo:||"On Crimes, Punishments, and ... Words: Language Issues in Cesare Beccaria's Works"|
|Nome del convegno:||International Conference on Literature and Human Rights|
|Anno del convegno:||2012|
|Luogo del convegno:||Museo di Storia Naturale di Verona|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Intervento a convegno|