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Ronald M Moore
PHIL 114
Seattle Campus

Philosophical Issues in the Law

Analysis and critical assessment of various philosophical issues in law and legal reasoning. Material drawn from actual law cases, as well as writings by contemporary philosophers of law and lawyers. Topics include criminal responsibility, civil disobedience, abortion, enforcement of morals. Special legal or philosophical training not required.

Class description

Analysis and critical assessment of various philosophical issues in law and legal reasoning. Material drawn from actual law cases, as well as writings by contemporary philosophers of law and lawyers. Topics include principles of legal reasoning, constitutional interpretation, criminal responsibility, civil liability, privacy, rights, and the enforcement of morals. Special legal or philosophical training not required. TEXTS: "Legal Reasoning", Golding, Martin; "Philosophical Problems in the Law", Adams, David (Custom Pack).

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General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Special legal or philosophical training not required.

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Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 02/19/2014