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LAWS 6632 Jurisprudence (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course considers the nature of law, the nature of justice, the nature of the political community, and the purposes of private law. Law has been identified by some thinkers as the commands of the sovereign; the political community and its law have been accounted for based on submission to a common commander. Other approaches propose that law in its fullest sense is embedded in a community which is dedicated to justice. This course compares these approaches in a critical manner. It inquires into the nature of justice and freedom, with special attention to Aristotle, Cicero, and thinkers in the Jewish and Christian traditions


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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13