PHIL 380 Philosophy of Law: Jurisprudence

This course offers a critical introduction to philosophy of law. Students will explore the views of diverse and influential thinkers from Plato to the present on the nature of law, associated problems, and types of solutions that have been proposed. The primary objective will be to better understand the function of law in human society. Topics will include the source of the authority of law, different types of law, the concept of legal responsibility, and the relationship between morality and law, as well as related subjects such as legal reasoning, legal rights, and theories of punishment.




ENGL 106, ENGL 107, or ENGL 206