Corso integrativo: "law and ontology"

A.A. 2019/2020
Crediti massimi
Ore totali
Obiettivi formativi
At the end of the course the student will have acquired the basic ontological categories to explore juridical domain. Notably, this module has the purpose to present the main philosophical and legal issues - along with the fundamental interpretive tools and notions - concerning the ontological status of legal reality.
Risultati apprendimento attesi
A. The knowledge of the fundamental concepts of ontology of law;
B. The ability to carry out ontological analyses of legal phenomena;
C. The ability to critically discuss the main ontological aspects of legal issues;
D. The ability to use the acquired knowledge with an adequate command of the legal-ontological terminology;
E. The ability to undertake—in the most possible autonomous way—in-depth studies concerning the ontological aspects of various legal institutions
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Secondo semestre
In what sense do legal entities exist? This question, in turn, unfolds into the following sub-questions: Where are legal entities, and what are they? What is their relation to the natural world? How do they relate to other phenomena studied in philosophy like shared beliefs, institutional facts, mental states, social behaviours, moral qualities, etc.? In particular, three fundamental further questions will be dealt with: How do we create legal entities? How do we maintain them in existence? How do we document (or represent) their existence?

Analytical program

Basic reality and human reality. Social reality. Legal reality. Brute facts vs. institutional facts. Regulative rules vs. constitutive rules. Legal performatives. Legal validity.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Have attended or being attending Philosophy of Law
Metodi didattici
Classroom-tauhgt lessons
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
They will be provided by the instructors during the course
Modalità esame
Oral exam
Lezioni: 20 ore
Siti didattici
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Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche "Cesare Beccaria" Sezione di Filosofia e Sociologia del diritto
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Dipartimento Cesare Beccaria, Sezione di Filosofia e Sociologia del diritto