PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course is intended to provide instruments for both historical and theoretical knowledge of law’s institutional developments and conceptual transformations. Students are helped to master diverse critical perspectives in legal thought.
Course contents summary
Historical and theoretical outline of legal philosophy. A further special section shall cover the extension of the rule of law beyond the state.
Main issues: Natural Law. Law and Morality. The concept of legal validity. Tradition and revolution in modern constitutionalism. The process of codification.
Hans Kelsen. Legal Realism. H. L. A. Hart. The current debate.
-Gianluigi Palombella, Filosofia del diritto, Padova, Cedam: pp. 13-88; 107-124; 141-182; 209-227; 247-264.
-Gianluigi Palombella, ll Rule of Law nel mondo globale (in pubbl. nel 2012) cap. I, cap. II, e un altro capitolo a scelta.
Lectures and seminars.
Assessment methods and criteria
It is mandatory before any other courses in IUS/20.