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PHIL2645 - Philosophy of Law
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
This unit looks at fundamental issues in the philosophy of law, including the role of law, civil liberties, legal obligation, punishment, responsibility and morality. It considers questions about whether or not a legal system is necessary, arguments for anarchy, and reasons for safeguarding freedoms from the force of law. It considers arguments for obedience to law, and seeks a moral justification of punishment. The discussion of practical issues in law leads to consideration of relation between law and morality.
1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)
Readings will be available from the University Copy Centre.
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 Junior credit points in Philosophy
A timetable is not available for this session.
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