Revista de derecho (Valdivia)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-0950
BASSA MERCADO, Jaime y VIERA ALVAREZ, Christian. Contradictions of theoretical foundations in Chilean Constitution with the constitutional state: notes for its reinterpretation. Rev. derecho (Valdivia) [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.2, pp.131-150. ISSN 0718-0950. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-09502008000200006.
The Constitution is founded on a certain ratio. The authors postulate that it is possible to notice a theoretical syncretism in the Constitution of Chile (iusnaturalism, neoliberalism and instrumental democracy), that generates a contradiction in the text. The Chilean system is conditioned by the original interpretation. However, the material content of the Constitution evolves with the political consensus present on the people as constituent power. In consequence, the criteria of the Ortúzar Commission lacks of all relevance in the constitutional interpretation, because of their absence of democratic legitimacy and the lack of representativity of the political consensus that the constituent power, the people, renders for the constitutional dispositions.
Palabras clave : CONSTITUTION; INTERPRETATION; IUSNATURALISM.