Logic, Argumentation, and Law
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
2° periodo lezioni (2B) dal Apr 3, 2023 al May 23, 2023.
Prerequisites and basic notions
The student must have already passed the Philosophy of Law exam and must already have a good knowledge of positive law.
The course, essentially focused on a series of writings by Chaim Perelman, aims to introduce the philosophical, epistemological and moral implications of the theory of argumentation. The aim will be to show how in the field of legal science and practice we deal with models of "reason" and "truth" which do not coincide at all with those of the natural sciences, but which at the same time must not lead to relativistic conclusions.
The course will be introduced by a 6-hour module (Dr. Andrea Favaro) on the topics of legal logic and argumentation. The second module will last 30 hours (Professor Carlo Lottieri), and will examine a whole series of Perelman's writings on legal logic, rhetoric, morality, cultural pluralism, etc.
Learning assessment procedures
The final exam will be oral. The candidate must show that he has carefully read and studied all the texts: those illustrated in class and those left for personal study.
During the exam (about 15 minutes) the student must show:
- understanding and knowledge;
- ability to make judgements;
- communicative qualities;
- study method.
In evaluating the student, his knowledge of the texts (which must be read and studied in all their parts) and his ability to reflect on the law starting from those theoretical perspectives will be taken into consideration.
Criteria for the composition of the final grade
The vote will be expressed out of thirty and for those who take the written intermediate test it will represent a synthesis between the result of the two tests (written and oral).