PHIL 359 - Law and Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course analyzes law and legal institutions from the perspective of moral and political philosophy, with particular attention to U.S. civil rights law in historical context.

Topics studied in this course include:

  • methods of legal interpretation,
  • equality and discrimination,
  • democracy and voting rights,
  • property rights and distributive justice,
  • the tension between social control and liberty (including specific liberties, such as free exercise of religion), and
  • the justification for punishing lawbreakers (or for imposing specific punishments, such as the death penalty).

Readings will be drawn:

  • from historical figures (Locke, Hume, Bentham, Mill);
  • from contemporary legal philosophers;
  • from texts in legal history, criminology, or sociology; and
  • from statutes and court decisions.

Requirements include substantial readings, three short papers, a final examination, and class participation.

PHIL 359 - Law and Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
13028
Open
41
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
13029
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
13038
Open
4
 
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MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
13039
Open
3
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
13030
Open
4
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
13031
Open
5
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
13032
Open
2
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
13034
Open
1
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
011 (DIS)
P
13033
Open
3
 
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TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
13035
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
13036
Open
4
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
015 (DIS)
P
24100
Open
15
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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