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Clark University    
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

PHIL 270 - Philosophy of Law

Examines fundamental questions in philosophy of law, such as: What is the source and purpose of law? What is the nature of judicial reasoning, and is it subjective or governed by some set of principles? How do alternative theories of law explain rights, duties, liability, responsibility and so forth? What is the relationship between liberty, privacy and justice? Readings include selections from legal theory and a variety of contemporary court decisions. Fulfills Values Perspective (VP) requirement.

Prerequisites: One course in philosophy or permission of instructor.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: VP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every year