Elements of general theory of law (2017/2018)

Course code
4S000519
Name of lecturer
Carlo Lottieri
Coordinator
Carlo Lottieri
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1° periodo di lezioni dal Oct 2, 2017 al Dec 15, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course has the ambition to introduce the students to the complexity of law and its logics. In a more specific way, the lectures will try to combine a theoretical framework and a strong attention to the practical reality of legal phenomena, doing all the efforts to emphasize the interconnection of the formal rules and the set of human activities.
For this reason, along the course it will important, also with the help of some thinkers now classic, to discover the scientific topics examined in the concrete development of a public discussion that gives food for thought all the time to who is interested in the evolution of law and society.

Syllabus

The course will be opened by a very general reflection: moving from the pre-comprehension of law whose are provided also people uneducated in any legal theory, the lectures will have the task to emphasize the historical dimension of this social phenomenon. Then the attention will be focused on Kelsenian perspective and, finally, on Bruno Leoni’s analyses concerning the legal positivism’s thesis.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Bruno Leoni Il diritto come pretesa Liberilibri 2004
Bruno Leoni Lezioni di filosofia del diritto Rubbettino 2003
Hans Kelsen Lineamenti di dottrina pura del diritto Einaudi 1952
Paolo Grossi Prima lezione di diritto Laterza 2003 978-88-420-6436-7

Assessment methods and criteria

Exams will be oral.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018