Revista de derecho (Coquimbo)
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RIVERA RESTREPO, José. A LOOK AT THE CAUSE DOCTRINE AND IT'S DIFFERENT VERSIONS IN THE CHILEAN CIVIL CODE. RDUCN [online]. 2011, vol.18, n.2, pp.305-346. ISSN 0718-9753. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-97532011000200011.
The problem of the cause has been a constant topic of philosophical and legal matters. From Parmenides, there have been several thinkers who have tried to outline some ideas on the subject, so for example, it is possible to mention Aristotle, Kant, Hume, Hegel, among others. It should be noted that in the field of philosophy the subject is not peaceful, giving rise to various intellectual disputes. For the unhappiness of jurists, this complexity has been transferred to the legal field. In this research, it will be mentioned the most important general issues surrounding the cause doctrine, pretending to answer the following question: is it justified in our law the notion of cause?
Keywords : Cause; abstraction; contract; business law; legal act.