28109 - Philosophy of Law (1) (2nd cycle)

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Basic knowledges, specific methodologies and critical abilities with regard to the most relevant issues in philosophy of law and human rights.

Course contents

THE RIGHT TO HAVE RIGHTS. ETHICS, LAW AND POLITICS BY HANNAH ARENDT

 

Title of this course is a famous quotation by Hannah Arendt's The Origin of Totalitarianism: "the right to have rights". This statement summarizes in a nutshell Arendt's practical philosophy.

The course deals with Hannah Arendt's philosophical thought moving from hers complex idea of human rights. It tries to explain the historical origin, the normative value and the theoretical meaning of this critical thesis on rights (first two weeks).

This first part of the course focuses on the historical and structural political construction of that theory of radical democracy with specific regard to totalitarian regimes and their conceptual definition; which underlines the both innovative and existencial Arendt's interpretation of this merciless power manifestation (last three weeks).

 

Class Schedule

I semester

mon, tue, wed

11-13, classroom A (C.trecento)

starting date: sept. 24th, 2018

Readings/Bibliography

Hannah Arendt, The Origin of Totalitarianism (chap. IX-XIII).

Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem (complete edition).

 

Alberto Burgio, Marina Lalatta, Orgoglio e genocidio. L'etica dello sterminio nella Germania nazista, DeriveApprodi, Rome, 2016 (chap- 1-3).

 

This program is valid for both attending and non-attending students.

Teaching methods

Lectures and discussion.

Interdisciplinary seminars will be hold by experts working in the field.

Assessment methods

Final oral examination. Room 5.01 (str. Zamboni 38). 

On September there will be an examination schedule.

 

Evaluating criteria:

1. Expertise; practical reasoning ability; critical competence.

Notes:

18-21/30 basic level

22-25/30 moderate level

26-28/30 good level

29-30/30 excellent level.

Teaching tools

http://www.sifd.eu/

Links to further information

http://Si consiglia di consultare regolarmente la pagina web "Contenuti utili" del Portale personale della docente.

Office hours

See the website of Marina Lalatta Costerbosa