Michigan State University
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Department of Philosophy
PHL 454 Topics in Philosophy of Law SS 2020
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Topic: Religion in Society and Law

In a democracy that guarantees separation of church and state as well as the free exercise of religion, what role should religious belief and practice have in civic life and political discourse? What should be done when individual religious belief clashes with legal rights and duties?

Instructor: Fred Rauscher

Other Relevant Majors: Pre-Law, Political Science, Public Policy, Religious Studies

Possible Texts: Why Tolerate Religion? by Brian Leiter, Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination by John Corvino, Ryan Anderson, and Sherif Girgis