GOVT 2432

GOVT 2432

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2430

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17170 GOVT 2432   LEC 001

  • 17171 GOVT 2432   DIS 201

  • 17172 GOVT 2432   DIS 202