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POLI 1274 The Problem of Law (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Human beings have a complicated relationship with law, above all because while we expect the law to do justice, justice turns out to be elusive, at every level: for the individual, within any given political community, and among communities. It is a problem to establish law, to maintain law, and to face the limits of law; bad laws, individual lawlessness, political rebellion, and war are ever-present possibilities in human life. We will explore the problem of law in these three contexts with the help of works of fiction (literature, film), philosophy, and social science.

Instructor(s): Alice Behnegar

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: HONR4941


Last Updated: 05-Apr-18