Philosophy of law advanced

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/20
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
-Conoscenza dei concetti fondamentali della materia, delle principali teorie odierne e dello stato dell'arte della discussione in corso;
-Capacità di rielaborare i temi oggetto delle lezioni e di aplicare i casi teorici alle situazioni concrete;
-Utilizzo di un linguaggio appropriato nell'esposizione dei problemi e nell'argomentazione pro o contro una certa scelta
Expected learning outcomes
Al termine del corso, lo studente avrà fatto propri i contenuti del corso, avrà sviluppato adeguate capacità argomentative a livello concettuale e avrà acquisito competenze idonee a favorire il proseguimento degli studi con una più approfondita consapevolezza della dimensione filosofica di alcuni problemi normativi nel diritto.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Lecture 1 Theories of justice: (i) Public Choices and Justice
(Sandel, ch. 1, pp. 9-27)
Lecture 2 Theories of justice: (ii) Moral Dilemmas and "Hard Cases"
(Sandel, ch. 1, pp. 27-39)
Lecture 3 Utilitarianism: (i) Origins: Helvetius and Beccaria
Lecture 4 Utilitarianism: (ii) Jeremy Bentham (Sandel, ch. 2, pp. 40-46)
Lecture 5 Utilitarianism: (iii) Two Objections (Sandel, chap. 2, pp. 46-59)
Lecture 6 Utilitarianism: (iv) John Stuart Mill (Sandel, ch. 2, pp. 59-68)
Lecture 7 Utilitarianism: (v) Contemporary Utilitarianism
Lecture 8 Freedom and private property: Robert Nozick and the Libertarians (Sandel, ch. 3)
Lecture 9 Markets and Morals: (Sandel, ch. 4)
Lecture 10 Liberalism: (i) Kant and the Theory of Justice as Equal Liberty
(Sandel, ch. 5, pp. 120-143)
Lecture 11 Liberalism: (ii) Kant and the Theory of Justice as Equal Liberty (continued) (Sandel, ch. 5, pp. 143-159)
Lecture 12 Liberalism: (iii) Rawls and the Theory of justice as Fairness
(Sandel, ch. 6, pp. 160-170)
Lecture 13 Liberalism: (iv) Rawls and the Theory of Justice as Fairness (continued) (Sandel, ch. 6, pp. 170-187)
Lecture 14 Equality and Diversity: Positive Discrimination (Sandel, ch. 7)
Lecture 15 Justice as a Virtue: (i) Aristotle and the Question of Human Flourishing (Sandel, ch. 8, pp. 207-219)
Lecture 16 Justice as a Virtue: (ii) Aristotle our Contemporary?
(Sandel, ch. 8, pp. 219-233)
Lecture 17 Loyalty, Political Obligation and Community: (i) Collective responsibility and Identity (Sandel, ch. 9, pp. 234-253)
Lecture 18 Loyalty, Political Obligation and Community: (ii) Solidarity and Universalism (Sandel, ch. 9, pp. 253-274)
Lecture 19 Justice and Common Good: (i) Neutrality and a Good life (Sandel, chap. 10, pp. 275-292)
Lecture 20 Justice and the Common Good: (ii) The Republican Conception of Justice (Sandel, ch. 10, pp. 292-301)
Lecture 21 Equality without Justice? Karl Marx and the Theory of Justice
Prerequisites for admission
According to the Faculty Handbook students are required to pass Private Law and Constitutional Law before sitting for this exam
Teaching methods
Lectures, the last part of lecture time is reserved for discussion.
Teaching Resources
Michael Sandel, Justice, Allen Lane, London 2009

Attendance is strongly advised. Supplementary readings will be discussed during lectures. For further information see Ariel Unimi
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral Exam. No intermediate tests.
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Ricciardi Mario