Philosophy of Law | Dominican University College

This course explores competing philosophical theories of the origin and nature of the law. Positive and natural law primarily will be contrasted, analyzed and critically evaluated within the overall context of the philosophical tradition and the history of philosophy. The goal of the course is to provide some general philosophical frameworks for understanding the nature of law and its relation to ethics, the organization of civil society and the state. On occasion the philosophical analysis of the law will be complemented with practical examples from statutory materials, case law and contemporary legal debates.

Credits: 
3
Language: 
English
Faculty: 
Philosophy
Professor: 
Semester: 
Winter
Academic Year: 
2014-15
Level: 
Undergraduate
Course Code: 
DPHY 3841
Program: 
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Philosophy and in Theology
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theology and a minor in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Theology and Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts, major in Philosophy & minor in Theology
Bachelor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Certificate in Philosophy
Certificate in Philosophy (Applied Ethics)