May 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog v2 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog v2
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HUM 3220 - Philosophy of Law


Prerequisite(s): HUM 2730 .
This course introduces students to the two traditions concerning the justification for laws. First, legal positivism, which assumes no intrinsic connection between law and morality. Second, natural law theory, which insists upon such an intrinsic connection.  After students have become familiar with these traditions and their major exponents, we will examine three reasons laws are enacted: the harm principle, the offense principle, and the parental principle.  Credit(s): 3



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