COMPLEMENTARY COURSE: "Tolerance and the law"

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The module aims to articulate the conceptual framework within which you should operate the legal systems of liberal democratic societies in the age of religious and cultural pluralism.
Expected learning outcomes
The teaching aims to achieve the students:
- Knowledge of the philosophical and legal issues related to the idea of toleration in the context of today's major theories and in the light of the state in the international debate;
- The ability to establish connections between the theoretical and the practical situations points;
- The development of appropriate argumentative skills on the subject themes of the modules;
- The use of a precise and rigorous language in the exposition of the issues and in the production of arguments for or against a certain legislative solution;
- The acquisition of skills which facilitate the continuation of studies with a higher level of analysis of some issues of legal philosophy and theory of justice.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
The lessons will take place on the Microsoft Teams platform, in synchronous mode, based on the timetable of the first semester.

Program and reference material
The program and the reference material will not change.

Learning verification procedures and assessment criteria
The exam will take place in oral form using the Microsoft Teams platform or, where the provisions allow, in the presence, always in oral form.
The evaluation criteria remain unchanged.
Course syllabus
The teaching program provides for the presentation and discussion of the following topics:
The idea of toleration.
Toleration and pluralism.
Conceptions of toleration.
Justifications of toleration.
The limits of toleration.
Toleration and neutrality.
Case studies: Holocaust denial and freedom of satire.
Prerequisites for admission
No specific prior knowledge is required.
Teaching methods
The teaching includes lectures with strong student involvement, in the form of group discussions initiated by the teacher or by the students themselves.
Attendance is mandatory. An absence is admitted.
Teaching Resources
The reference material will be indicated in class and will be uploaded promptly on the Ariel platform.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be oral.

There is no ongoing verification.

The exam aims to verify the knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories of the subject, the ability to organize this knowledge discursively, the ability to develop a critical reasoning on the contents of the subject, the quality of the exposure and the lexicon used.

The evaluation will be expressed with "approved / unapproved" and will be communicated on the Ariel platform, in compliance with the privacy legislation.
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Del Bo' Corrado
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