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THEORIES OF JUSTICE

CODE 45335
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
CREDITS 6 credits during the 3nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/20
LANGUAGE Italiano (Spagnolo a richiesta)
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (LAW)
MODULES This unit is composed by:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Theories of justice
mod. 1: Some theories of justice in contemporary legal-political culture.
Definitions of “justice”, principles and moral values assumed as justification criteria of social and legal order.
mod. 2: Distributive policies
Law as system of resources - and particularly rights - allocation; the relationship between law and market.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course has the following topics: the analysis of some fundamental concepts of political philosophy; the study of the main contemporary theories of distributive justice, with specific reference to ones which have, as a subject matter, legal systems and public institutions.

Index:

1. Methodological premises

2. Morals, politics and law

3. Private and public ethics

4. Normative ethics and meta-ethics

5. Concept and conceptions of justice

6. Distributive justice

7. Contractualism, libertarianism and utilitarianism

8. Rawls’s contractualism

9. Nozick’s libertarianism

10. Harsanyi’s utilitarianism

11. Gender studies and feminism

12. Communitarianism and criticism to liberal theories

13. The current debate on cultural rights

14. Will Kymlicka’s liberal communitarianism

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Reference book for attending students:

P. Comanducci, Contrattualismo, utilitarismo, garanzie, pp. 272 (available on AulaWeb)

 

Reference book for not attending students:

E. Garzón Valdés, Tolleranza, responsabilità e Stato di diritto. Saggi di filosofia morale e politica, ed. by P. Comanducci and T. Mazzarese, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2003, pp. 400

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLO COMANDUCCI (President)

ISABEL FANLO CORTES

GIOVANNI BATTISTA RATTI

MARIA CRISTINA REDONDO NATELLA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons

Class schedule

THEORIES OF JUSTICE

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

It is request to attending students, whose learning level is also verified in the classroom, that they understand and memorise the contents presented by the teacher, and develop autonomous argumentation about ethical and meta-ethical questions treated in the lessons.

It is request to not attending students that they understand and memorise the main conceptual and normative questions treated in the reference book, and express them properly.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
22/05/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/06/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/06/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/05/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/06/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/06/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale