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LAWS 7707 Habermas: Law and Politics (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Between Facts and Norms, the recent work by Jurgen Habermas, is thought by some to be one of the most comprehensive works in political philosophy and law in recent decades. The book with its original thesis about the co-relation between private and public autonomy can be read in the great tradition of the philosophy of law inaugurated by Kant and continued by Fichte, Hegel, and Weber. Habermas has written essays on religion and politics, globalization and human rights, cosmopolitanism and international law. We will read key chapters of Between Facts and Norms and Habermas' writings on law and politics.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David M. Rasmussen

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: PHIL7707

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Last Updated: 07-Oct-15