PHILOSOPHY OF LAW

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Code
64896
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
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:
Prerequisites
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • LAW 7995 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • LAW AND LITERATURE 94956
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

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

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
17/12/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
17/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
07/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
23/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
06/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
04/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale