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THEORIES OF JUSTICE

CODE 45335
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 6 credits during the 3nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/20
LANGUAGE Italian (Spanish on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (LAW)
MODULES This unit is composed by:

OVERVIEW

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.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

TEACHING METHODS

Explanation of subject matter, involving students in discussion and critical assessment of some ethical issues.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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

Explanation of subject matter, involving students in discussion and critical assessment of some ethical issues.

LESSONS START

I semester from September, 18th to December, 7th 2017 (12 weeks)
II semester from February, 26th to May, 18th 2018 (12 weeks)

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

It will be evaluated: understanding and memorizing the contents of the course; developing autonomous argumentation about ethical and meta-ethical questions; expressing them properly.