Law and Political Thought
Law and Political Thought
Anno accademico 2022/2023
- Codice attività didattica
- Prof. Pier Giuseppe Monateri (Titolare del corso)
Alberto Marco Giovanni Ghibellini (Titolare del corso)
- Corso di studio
- Laurea in Global Law and Transnational Studies - a Torino (D.M. 270/2004) [0707L31]
- 3° anno
- Secondo semestre
- Affine o integrativo
- SSD attività didattica
- IUS/02 - diritto privato comparato
- Tipologia esame
- Propedeutico a
The student will demonstrate deep theoretical insights about the relationship between law and politics.
Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi
At the end of the course, students shall demonstrate:
- a better understanding of the political origins of law;
- deep theoretical insights about the relationship between law and politics;
- critical-thinking skills in the fields of theory of politics and law;
- improved awareness of the foundations of legal and political concepts within Western legal tradition.
Three waves of modernity, modern natural right and its crisis.
Modern natural right: Th. Hobbes, Leviathan: natural rights and natural law.
Modern natural right: Th. Hobbes, Leviathan: social contract and sovereignty.
Modern natural right: J. Locke, Two Treatises of Government: divine right of the king.
Modern natural right: J. Locke, Two Treatises of Government: natural law and government.
Crisis of modern natural right: J.-J. Rousseau, Social Contract: contract and general will.
Crisis of modern natural right: J.-J. Rousseau, Social Contract: the legislator and religion.
Modalità di insegnamento
Live streamed and recorded face-to-face lectures uploaded on Moodle.
All materials and assignments will be included in a Syllabus regularly implemented and uploaded on Moodle. Students attending the course must study the materials and get involved in the lectures regularly.
It is imperative that students wishing to attend the course enrol in the teaching platform (Moodle) prior to the beginning of the course, to have full access to materials and communications.
Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
For students attending the course: preparation of a paper on one of the topics of the course.
For students not attending the course: oral examination.
Attività di supporto
Testi consigliati e bibliografia
Leo Strauss, Natural Right and History (1953).
Texts and materials provided by professors and uploaded on Moodle.
All students must enrol in the course page.
Students wishing to attend the course must also enrol in the Moodle platform to watch recorded video lessons and have access to the materials.