• Instructor: Hutchens, Ben
  • Description:

    01 (B. Hutchens) We will be examining the place of law, legality, and legislation within certain coordinates of conceptual space: on one axis, we are concerned with the nature of law at the confluence of ethical and political theory; and on the other, we will examine the interplay between the individual (in respect of its potential for self-legislation) and society (in its need for a law-bound order).

    Required reading will include selections from:
    Plato, Apology, Crito, Gorgias, Euthydemus, Republic and Laws
    Aristotle, De Anima, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics
    Cicero, Republic, On Laws, and On Duties
    Augustine, City of God
    Aquinas, Treatise on Law (from Summa Theologiae)
    Hobbes, Leviathan
    Locke, Second Treatise of Government
    Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, The Metaphysics of Morals

  • Credits: 3
  • Sample Syllabus
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