Minor in Law, Justice and Society - Philosophy of Law PHIL 3211   Philosophy of Law
CREDIT HOURS: 3
Is coercion central to law? How are law and morality related? What justification can be given for punishment? What is the appropriate scope of individual liberty? These and other issues relating to the analysis and evaluation of law will be considered. The course will examine the competing claims of the Positivist, Realist, and Natural Law accounts of law before turning to some normative issues concerning the justification of legal practice.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

PREREQUISITES: Two previous credits in philosophy, permission of the instructor
CROSS-LISTING: PHIL 5211.03