Law is more than a mere problem solving technique: it poses very philosophical questions, concerning its foundations and aims, its role in the society, its relationships with political power, justice, and morality.
By attending the lectures and by studying the textbooks, the students shall be able to:
-develop an interest in philosophical issues concerning law;
-know and understand the basic concepts and paradigmatic issues of philosophy of law, from both a theoretical and historical point of view;
- recognize, understand, and compare the different perspectives of legal thought;
-analyze representative texts by philosophers of law, from both a theoretical and historical point of view;
- apply the acquired knowledge to some problems arising in the current practice of law;
- understand and master the special vocabulary of legal philosophy, and improve their language skills and expressive ability with reference to that vocabulary.