THEORIES OF JUSTICE

THEORIES OF JUSTICE

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Code
45335
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
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)
Teaching materials

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

Ricevimento: The students can ask for an appointment writing to comanducci@unige.it

Ricevimento: The students can ask for an appointment writing to comanducci@unige.it

Exam Board

PAOLO COMANDUCCI (President)

MARIA CRISTINA REDONDO NATELLA

ISABEL FANLO CORTES

GIOVANNI BATTISTA RATTI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

LESSONS START

I semestre dal 17 settembre al 7 dicembre 2018
II semestre dal 25 febbraio al 17 maggio 2019

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.