2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

ADJ325: Philosophy of Law

3 Credit(s)
Fulfills Core Requirement in Philosophy
Readings are drawn from the leading philosophical perspectives on law and include representative writers from the traditions of: natural law, legal positivism, historical jurisprudence and integrative legal studies. The intention is to deepen and broaden the student’s understanding of the nature of law. The course proceeds beyond consideration of the “value-free” conception of the law (as a body of rules enacted by the sovereign), to examine law’s commitment to establishing justice and an order integrally directed to flourishing of the human good. The ethically centered inquiry is inspired by the University’s mission, “to seek wisdom and promote universal justice.” Cross-listed with PHL325 .
Theme: Western Heritage