Philosophy of law 2 (2024/2025)

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Learning outcomes

The course has the purpose to invite students to think in a critical way the relationship between law and politics, forcing them to investigate the fundamental reasons of the legal order. Specifically, the lessons will have the goal to enforce the awareness that legal orders cannot repress the individual liberty, because it has the aim to protect it. In this sense a special attention will be reserved to the issue of consent, as basis of a legitimate order, and therefore to the discussion about the limits of any sovereign “political obligation”. For this reason the course will have a specific philosophical content and, at the same, will push to consider the modern State within a historical perspective. At the end of the course, students will develop the ability to formulate, in an autonomous and critical way, opinions and elaborated arguments on the main legal questions dealt with in class.