Boletín mexicano de derecho comparado
versión impresa ISSN 0041-8633
GARCIA RAMIREZ, Sergio. Una reflexión jurídica sobre la muerte. Bol. Mex. Der. Comp. [online]. 2004, vol.37, n.111, pp. 861-918. ISSN 0041-8633.
A legal order cannot determine by itself at what moment life begins and ends. In order to know that, the jurist seeks to find the proper answers in other "orachles", on the basis of which he or she codifies law's mandatory rules. The jurist will not be the one who says when a living entity starts to exist. At must what the law and the jurist can do, once the matter is solved outside the legal terrain, is to choose one of the different answers given to the question about the beginning and end of life, in order to determine the legal consequences that must govern the system of social relations. In this essay, the author explains how legal rules work with concepts provided by science, in order to determine what their legal meaning can be. Through his reflections, it is possible to realize that the law is built on the basis of other disciplines: basis of a particular deepness when one is dealing with life and death.
Palabras llave : life; death; legal order; science.