Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Philosophy
PHL 354 Philosophy of Law FS 2019
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This course will introduce students to philosophical issues concerning the nature of law, legal reasoning, and the relationship between law and morality. We will also look carefully at philosophical questions that have arisen in various different areas of the law and at a number of highly contested contemporary legal issues, including affirmative action, the death penalty, and questions concerning sex and gender equality. 

Instuctor: Lisa Schwartzman

Possible Texts: Philosophical Problems in the Law (5th Edition) by David Adams. 


Instructor: John McClendon