2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 13, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

Course Designation/Attribute: VP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every year