Philosophy of Law: Protest, Punishment, and Racial Justice
Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity H&S - Humanities & Sciences
In this course, we will examine some of the central questions in philosophy of law, including: What is law? How do we determine the content of laws? Do laws have moral content? What is authority? What gives law its authority? Must we obey the law? If so, why? How can we justify the law? How should we understand and respond to unjust laws? What is punishment? What is punishment for? What, if anything, justifies punishment by the state? What is enough punishment? What is too much punishment? What does justice require under nonideal conditions?
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ROP - Letter or Credit/No Credit
Course Repeatable for Degree Credit?
Does this course satisfy the University Language Requirement?