Philosophy of Law [Matricole pari] (2016/2017)

Course code
4S00316
Name of lecturer
Stefano Fuselli
Coordinator
Stefano Fuselli
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 3, 2016 al Dec 16, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The purpose of this course is to help students to become familiar with the main legal-philosophical categories, in order to form a sound conceptual and terminological background for the comprehension of legal experience.
The educational pathways will be developed with regard to some key-questions in the philosophy of law, from the ancient Greek thought to the modern legal positivism and its crisis: in the background of this itinerary there is the notion of justice in its different articulations and accents.
The overall goal is to help students to reflect on the origin and on the principles of legal experience, and to critically confront with the limits of normativistic and formalistic approaches.

Syllabus

The course focuses on three issues:
-Justice and legal norm: the relationship between these notions will be analysed by means of some classical texts of 20th century legal positivism
-Justice and political society: the social dimension of justice and its anthropological roots will be analysed by means of a classical philosophical text
-Justice and legal case: the relationship will be analysed moving from a contemporary inquiry about the origin of law.

a) Attenders

1. A. SCHIAVELLO – V. VELLUZZI, Il positivismo giuridico contemporaneo. Una antologia, Giappichelli, Torino 2005, pp. 3-95.
2. PLATONE, La Repubblica, books I, IV, any edition, albeit complete.
3. F. CAVALLA, All’origine del diritto, al tramonto della legge, Jovene, Napoli 2011 (only the chapters examinated during the lessons)


b) Non-attenders

1. A. SCHIAVELLO – V. VELLUZZI, Il positivismo giuridico contemporaneo. Una antologia, Giappichelli, Torino 2005, pp. 3-95.
2. F. CAVALLA, All’origine del diritto, al tramonto della legge, Jovene, Napoli 2011.
3. F. ZANUSO, Custodire il fuoco, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2013, the following essays: Francesca Zanuso, Autonomia, uguaglianza, utilità. Tre paradossi del razionalismo moderno; Stefano Fuselli, Sulle radici antropologiche della giustizia. Spunti per un dialogo fra neuroscienze e filosofi a del diritto; Paolo Moro, Libertà indisponibile. Un percorso critico, pp. 15-163

Assessment methods and criteria

The final examination is oral.
Erasmus students are invited to personally contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017