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Law and philosophy in a cross-cultural perspective - programma
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PAOLO UMBERTO MARIA DI LUCIA , responsabile dell'insegnamento

Corso di laurea in GIURISPRUDENZA C.U. (CLASSE LMG/01) Immatricolati dall'a.a. 2014/2015 - Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico - 2018/2019

Insegnamento obbligatorioNo
Anno di corso
Periodo di svolgimentosecondo semestre
Settori scientifico disciplinari
  • IUS/20 - Filosofia del diritto
Crediti (CFU) obbligatori6
Crediti (CFU) facoltativi-

Informazioni generali

Obiettivi: A – Acquaintance with some non-Western legal institutions and ability to analyze them.
B – Ability to find – if any – comparable legal institutions in Western and non-Western legal traditions by searching for “family resemblances” (Wittgenstein) and/or “invariants” (Reinach).
C – Ability to assess critically legal institutions regardless of their Western or non-Western origin, along with the ability to analyze the same legal institution from different perspectives.
D - Ability to discuss legal institutions with people from all over the world without Western-centric biases.
E – The diversity of approaches that will be presented during this course will enable the student to better learn the functioning and the structure of new or alien legal institutions.

Programma di studio

Programma: 1. Western-centric vs. non-Western-centric conceptions of legal phenomena
2. Revenge and vindicatory justice
3. Punishment
4. Promises
5. Property
6. Person and status groups
7. Sexual and other taboos
8. Physiology vs. pathology of legal phenomena: search for law outside legal courts
9. Non-human legal phenomena

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici: They will be given by the instructors at the beginning of the course

Modalità di esame, prerequisiti, esami propedeutici

Esame in un'unica volta o suddiviso in partiunico
Modalità di accertamento conoscenzeEsame
Giudiziovoto verbalizzato in trentesimi

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame Presentations and their discussion

Attività propedeutiche consigliate Constitutional law and Private law

Organizzazione della didattica

Settori e relativi crediti

  • Settore:IUS/20 - Filosofia del diritto - Crediti:6

Ricevimento Docenti

Orario di ricevimento Docenti
DocenteOrario di ricevimentoLuogo di ricevimento
PAOLO UMBERTO MARIA DI LUCIA , responsabile dell'insegnamentoriceve il mercoledì alle ore 10,30Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche "Cesare Beccaria" Sezione di Filosofia e Sociologia del diritto
EDOARDO FITTIPALDIriceve il mercoledì alle ore 15.00, previa conferma con email inviata a edoardo.fittipaldi@gmail.comDipartimento Cesare Beccaria, Sezione di Filosofia e Sociologia del diritto

Avvertenze e altre informazioni

This course aims at training a jurist for a globalized world where the Western legal categories – chiefly those of civil and common law – often get exported or trans-planted in alien legal traditions not seldom with unintended consequences that are hardly predictable in advance. Further, in a legally globalized world the jurist will be often confronted with legal institutions that are completely incommensurable with Western institutions. By having recourse to a philosophical approach (understood as a search for questions rather than a search for answers, as well as an invitation to what Ancient Greeks called thaumázein, that is, being surprised by phenomena, in turn, understood as a preliminary stage to their critical understanding), students will be sensitized, on the one hand, to the relativity of some Western legal institutions, on the other hand, to the possibility of some human legal universals, some of which some-times can be traced even among non-human animals. In this way the student will de-velop a non-Western-centric approach to new or alien legal problems.
During the course texts by legal philosophers as well as by legal sociologists, anthro-pologists, and ethologists, will be assigned and critically discussed. Attention will be devoted to some legal institutions like revenge, punishment, promise, property, per-son and status groups, as well as sexual and other taboos.