Philosophy of Law
In this course, we shall consider a number of questions concerning law and its institution in human society. What is the origin and authority of law? What is legal obligation? What is the connection between law and coercion, between law and morality, and law and rights? Are laws merely conventions or is there a law of nature? What is the role of law in judicial decisions and the effect of these on the law? We shall also consider and evaluate various theories of law: natural law theories, utilitarian theories, analytical philosophy of law, critical legal studies, feminist theories. 3 hrs. lect.
- Fall 2013
- Twilight Hall 302(AXT 302)
- 12:15pm-1:30pm on Monday, Wednesday (Sep 9, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013)
- Steven Viner
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