PHIL 160 - Moral Principles and Problems
Fall 2014, Section 010
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Meet Together Classes:
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course is an introduction to the philosophy of law. What are laws and why do we need them? Why should we obey the law? What is the relationship between law and morality? Is everyone equal under the law? In addition to debating these questions, we will address philosophical problems raised by several amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Topics to be addressed include: pornography, hate speech, rape, racial and gender discrimination, disparate impact, and the death penalty. Assigned course readings include works by Plato, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Stuart Mill, U.S. Supreme Court cases, contemporary works addressing legal issues that raise philosophical concerns, selections on the philosophy of race, and on the sociology and psychology of racial inequality.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

No previous experience with Philosophy is required.

Class Format:

2 hrs lecture & 2 hrs discussion/week

Schedule

PHIL 160 - Moral Principles and Problems
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
23203
Open
1
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
23214
Open
1
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
23204
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
23801
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
23802
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
33440
Open
10
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
33441
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
33442
Open
2
 
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MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
33443
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
014 (DIS)
 In Person
33444
Open
2
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
015 (DIS)
 In Person
33445
Open
4
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
016 (DIS)
 In Person
33446
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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