Philosophy of Law [Matricole dispari] (2019/2020)

Course code
4S00316
Name of lecturer
Daniele Velo Dalbrenta
Coordinator
Daniele Velo Dalbrenta
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 Sep 30, 2019 al Dec 14, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The purpose of this course is to provide students with those basic conceptual elements that will help them to perceive the endless complexity of the legal phenomenon, consenting to acquire the capacity to work with knowledges derived from the evolution of philosophical outlines. Specifically, the course focuses on how the determination of the law is the result of a research process whose starting point and conclusion can never be taken for granted by the jurist. At the end of the course, students will develop the ability to formulate, in an autonomous and critical way, judgements and elaborated arguments on the main legal questions dealt with in class.

Syllabus

The course is divided into two parts. The first part introduces some basic juridical concepts learned by a discussion on the relation between law and morals as well as by historical evolution. The second part is devoted to legal reasoning, with particular regard to language, interpretation and argumentation.

For students attending class:
- P. Grossi, Mitologie giuridiche della modernità, Giuffrè, Milano 2007;
- A. Porciello (a cura di), Il caso degli speleologi di Lon L. Fuller e alcuni nuovi punti di vista, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli (CZ) 2012;
- V. Velluzzi, Le Preleggi e l’interpretazione. Un’introduzione critica, ETS, Pisa 2013.

For students not attending class:
- P. Grossi, Mitologie giuridiche della modernità, Giuffrè, Milano 2007;
- R. Guastini, Filosofia del diritto positivo, a c. di Vito Velluzzi, Giappichelli, Torino 2017.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
R. Guastini Filosofia del diritto positivo. Lezioni Giappichelli 2017 9788892110144
A. Porciello Il caso degli speleologi di Lon L. Fuller e alcuni nuovi punti di vista Rubbettino 2012
V. Velluzzi Le Preleggi e l’interpretazione. Un’introduzione critica ETS 2013
P. Grossi Mitologie giuridiche della modernità (Edizione 3) Giuffrè 2007

Assessment methods and criteria

Open-questions test. Oral integration is compulsory only when indicated. In both cases, the examination, based on suggested bibliography, is oriented to evaluate student’s ability to discuss the topics of the course.
In particular, the student must demonstrate:
- knowledge and understanding;
- ability to make judgements;
- communication skills;
- learning skills.