PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is intended to outline an introductory approach to the main problems of the philosophy of law and policy with particular attention to the issues of modern constitutionalism and also to those with particular attention to the issues of modern constitutionalism and also to those that have greater relevance in contemporary theoretical debate.
Course contents summary
Moral Philosophy and positivism. Among the topics covered are history and law, the roots of constitutionalism in the judicial review of the U.S. Supreme Court (John Marshall), the principles of the Italian Constitution, the position of the fundamental principles and their relationship with the other constitutional provisions, the separation of powers and the role of administrative law in political thought and the legal systems of civil law, the rule of law and administrative law and jurisprudence of EU integration, the difficult balance between State and Market and the latest philosophical doctrines: from the critical legal studies to the economic analysis of law
HASSO HOFFMANN, Introduzione alla filosofia del diritto e della politica, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2007.
SILVANA CASTIGNONE, Introduzione alla filosofia del diritto, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2010
CARLA FARALLI, La filosofia del diritto contemporanea. I temi e le sfide, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2012.
FABIO MERUSI, La legalità amministrativa fra passato e futuro, Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli 2016, pp. 9-133..
The teacher during the course aims to discuss with students the following works also suggested as a possible readings:
CARL SCHMITT, Ex captivitate salus, Adelphi, 1990 e/o Sul Leviatano, il Mulino, Bologna 2012; RONALD DWORKIN, Life’s Dominion, 1993 (tr. it. Comunità 1994) oppure Justice in Robes, Belknap 2006 (tr. it. Laterza 2010); ANNA PINTORE, Democrazia e diritti, ETS, Pisa 2010; MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM, Frontiers of Justice. Disabiliy, Nationality, Species Membership, Belknap, Cambridge/London 2006 (tr. it. il Mulino, Bologna 2007) oppure The Fragility of Goodness. Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 1986 (tr. it. il Mulino, Bologna 2001); THOMAS NAGEL, E’ possible una giustizia globale?, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2009.
Frontal lessons and estended dialogue with the students
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination: the candidate shall have to knowledge mastering necessary notions