POLI 7918 Hobbes and the Common Law (Fall: 3 )
What is the relation between reason and law? This course will pursue this question through a study of two seminal works of Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan and the less familiar Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Laws of England. Related topics include the development of common law in the modern (Blackstonian) sense as distinguished from its pre-Hobbesian counterpart. This course may also be of interest to students of legal theory and of American politics and its “unwritten law” more generally.
Instructor(s): Susan Shell
Last Updated: 29-Jan-16