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THEORIES OF JUSTICE

CODE 45335
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
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:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

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

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. Distributive policies Law as system of resources - and particularly rights - allocation; the relationship between law and market.

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 (President)

GIULIA ARENA

MATTEO BUFFA

PIERLUIGI CHIASSONI

NATHALIE PARIS

GIOVANNI BATTISTA RATTI

ALESSANDRO SENALDI

MATTIA VOLPI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

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

LESSONS START

I semester from September 16th to December 6th 2019 (12 weeks)
II semester from February 17th to May 9th 2020 (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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
13/01/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/02/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/05/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
28/05/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
13/01/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/02/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/05/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
28/05/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2020 09:30 GENOVA Orale