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The article critically reviews
Riccardo Guastini's theory of legal interpretation, as it is now exposed in the recent
book Interpretare e argomentare. While broadly sympathetic with Guastini's jurisprudential
project, the author tries to highlight some weaknesses in his conceptual framework - namely,
regarding the distinction between "scientific" and "decisional" interpretation, the distinction
between interpretation properly understood and creation of new law, and the concept of