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PHILOSOPHY OF LAW

CODE 64896
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 7995 GIURISPRUDENZA(LMG/01) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/20
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    SECTIONING This unit is divided into 3 sections:
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • LAW 7995 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • LAW AND LITERATURE 94956
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course will introduce students to the basic matters of a philosophical study of law, adopting the tools and perspective of analytical jurisprudence.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    From XIX century legislative state to XX constitutional democratic state. Formalism and anti-formalism. Legal Positivism and Natural Law theory. Analysis of normative language. Analysis of basic legal concepts (“law”, “right”, “legal system”, “legal norm”, “legal sanction”). Models and forms of legal reasoning. Legal interpretation. Relations between positive law and morals

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at providing students with a set of notions and methods of analysis that should make them capable of a mastering and critical approach to legal issues.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    1. Philosophy of Justice

    2. Natural Law theory

    3. Philosophy of positive law

    4. Philosophy of law for a constitutional state

    5. Theory of doctrinal study of law

    6. Legal Epistemology

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

     

    1) P. Chiassoni, Da Bentham a Kelsen. Sei capitoli per una storia della filosofia analitica del diritto, Torino, Giappichelli, 2016, in the parts that will be announced on Aulaweb.

    2) L. Ferrajoli, La costruzione della democrazia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2021, chaps. III, V, VI, VII, VIII.

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    PIERLUIGI CHIASSONI (President)

    GIOVANNI BATTISTA RATTI

    PEDRO JAVIER CABALLERO ELBERSCI (Substitute)

    PAOLO COMANDUCCI (Substitute)

    DIEGO DEI VECCHI (Substitute)

    ALESSANDRO ATTILIO NEGRONI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    I semester from September 14th to December 4th 2020
    II semester from February 15th to May 7th 2021

    Class schedule

    PHILOSOPHY OF LAW B

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    For students attending classes, the exam shall consist in a written proof (answering to five open-questions upon ten, in  a one-hour time) and in an (optional) oral examination 

    For students not attending classes, the exam shall consist in answering to five open-questions in 35 minutes times and in an oral examination following the written one.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    15/12/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    17/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    31/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    09/05/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    23/05/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    12/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    26/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    15/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale