62094 - Philosophy of Human Rights

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  • Teacher Silvia Vida

  • Credits 6

  • SSD IUS/20

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Feb 05, 2018 to Mar 12, 2018

Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

Students will be introduced to a critical study of the notion of "human rights" in relationship with the contemporary debate on cosmopolitanism and "global justice", and in relationship with law and morals. 

Course contents

Topics covered: contemporary theories of "human rights"; human rights, law and morals; human rights and global justice; human rights and cosmopolitanism.


Attending and non-attending students:



1. T. Nagel, E' possibile una giustizia globale?, Roma-Bari: laterza 2009.

2. L. Ypi, Stato e avanguardie cosmopolitiche, Roma.-Bari: Laterza 2016.


Possible option:

1. S. Moyn, The Last Utopia. Human Rights in History, Belknap/Harvard Univ. Press 2000.

Teaching methods

The course's format will consist in reading and commenting selected texts in class. It may also have seminars.

Lectures will be held in Ravenna during the first semester.

Assessment methods

There will be an oral exam that students can take starting from January 2017.

Office hours

See the website of Silvia Vida