Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
PHL 331 Legal Philosophy
(Also POL 330)
4 hours; 4 credits
The nature of legal principles and, in particular, their application to moral and political life. Such topics as: freedom of speech, the control of sexual behavior, the distribution of property and income, punishment, the morality of war, the choice of political means. Particular attention will be paid to the question of the extent to which the state should employ the technique of law in enforcing the community’s moral and political principles.
Prerequisite: At least one 200-level course in philosophy or two POL courses
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