PHILOSOPHY OF LAW

PHILOSOPHY OF LAW

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Code
64896
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/20
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (LAW)
semester
2° Semester
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This unit is divided into 3 sections: A, B, C. This page refers to the section
Teaching materials

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) B. Celano, I diritti nello stato costituzionale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013, limitedly to Introduction and chaps. 1, 3 and 4..

3) L. Ferrajoli, La democrazia costituzionale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2016, totally

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment (write to: pierluigi.chiassoni@unige.it)

Exam Board

PIERLUIGI CHIASSONI (President)

GIOVANNI BATTISTA RATTI

ALESSANDRO ATTILIO NEGRONI (Substitute)

PAOLO COMANDUCCI (Substitute)

PEDRO JAVIER CABALLERO ELBERSCI (Substitute)

DIEGO DEI VECCHI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

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

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
10/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale