The course aims to provide students with the critical tools necessary for the analysis of the main theoretical and historical themes of the philosophy of law and their implications in the contemporary society.It is divided in two parts: the first one ('general') is dedicated to the examination of the fundamental concepts of the discipline and of the main currents of thought; the second one ("special") instead deals to dwell on the dilemmas of law and, in particular, on the problematic relationship between justice and myth.
Part I: Natural Law and Positive Law; Philosophy of Law (in strict sense); Jurisprudence; General Theory of Law; Sociology of Law; Philosophy of Law (in a broad sense).
Part II: Legal Norms; Rights, principles and balancing; Legal Order; Sources of Law; Legal Interpretation; Legal Reasoning and Persuasion.
Part III: Justice and Myth.
- Natural Law Theory - Legal Positivism - American Legal Realism - Critical Legal Theory - Feminist Legal Theory: Difference, Dominance, Domesticity, and Denial
- Persistent Questions - Laws, Commands, and Orders - The Variety of Laws - Sovereign and Subject - Law as the Union of Primary and Secondary Rules - The Foundations of a Legal System - Formalism and Rule-Scepticism - Justice and Morality - Laws and Morals
- Gustavo Zagrebelsky, Diritto allo specchio, Einaudi, Torino, 2018 (le parti da studiare saranno definite durante le lezioni); - Marta Cartabia, Luciano Violante, Giustizia e mito, il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.
Testi di esame (non frequentanti)
- M. La Torre, Il diritto contro se stesso, Olschki, Firenze, 2020; - Cass R. Sunstein, #republic. La democrazia nell’epoca dei social media, il Mulino, Bologna 2017 (limitatamente ai capp. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, X e XI).
Testi di esame (Studenti Erasmus)
- Martin P. Golding and William A. Edmundson (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory, Blackwell, Oxford, 2005 (Chapters 1,2,3,5 e 6). - H. L. A. Hart, The Concept of Law, 2nd ed., with a postscript edited by Penelope A. Bulloch and Joseph Raz, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1994.
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