GOVT 2432

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

The course concerns the principles and philosophical arguments underlying conflicts and moral dilemmas of central and ongoing concern to society as they arise within legal contexts. We consider questions such as what justifies using state power to punish people for wrongdoing, what kinds of conduct are rightly criminalized, what justifies the Supreme Court's power to strike down Congressional legislation, what justifies the right to private property and its boundaries, what is the right to privacy and why it is important, what are human rights, and what is the morality and law of war. Throughout we will be reading legal cases and philosophical commentaries that engage with the deep issues that the cases pose.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS)

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  • Enrollment Information
    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9156GOVT 2432  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Marmor, A

  • There will be weekly discussion sections held 5 times during the semester.

  • 16837GOVT 2432  DIS 201

    • M
    • Sep 11, 2017
    • Marmor, A

    • M
    • Sep 25, 2017
    • M
    • Oct 23, 2017
    • M
    • Nov 6, 2017
    • M
    • Nov 27, 2017
  • 16838GOVT 2432  DIS 202

    • W
    • Sep 13, 2017
    • Marmor, A

    • W
    • Sep 27, 2017
    • W
    • Oct 25, 2017
    • W
    • Nov 8, 2017
    • W
    • Nov 29, 2017
  • 17084GOVT 2432  DIS 203

    • W
    • Sep 13, 2017
    • Marmor, A

    • W
    • Sep 27, 2017
    • W
    • Oct 25, 2017
    • W
    • Nov 8, 2017
    • W
    • Nov 29, 2017