PHIL 2465

PHIL 2465

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course examines a series of epistemic and metaphysical issues raised in modern applied jurisprudence. For example: What constitutes an actionable 'harm' and how can successful plaintiffs be 'made whole?' What kinds of evidence should juries consider in their deliberations, and how should they be guided in so doing? How does more or less speculative evidence from modern neuroscience complicate questions of culpability and mens rea? How do we justify punishment generally, and incarceration specifically? Does it make sense for juries to apply the 'reasonable person' standard in sexual harassment cases if we cannot conceive of a genderless person? We will examine these and other questions, applying philosophical rigor to modern jurisprudence.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS)

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16573PHIL 2465  LEC 001