Law and Morality

PHIL W244
3.00 crs.

Knowledge-Values Courses: Philosophy II: Knowledge and Morality

This course presents and analyzes a number of frameworks for conducting ethical reasoning in the context of the law.  Among the questions it studies are: How should we conceive of the relationship between moral principles and legal norms? Does the law command our allegiance and respect from a moral point of view? How should moral principles and moral arguments inform actual legislation? Relevant moral frameworks for addressing these questions include, but are not limited to, natural law theory, legal realism, legal positivism, critical legal theory and feminist legal theory.

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite