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PHL 347 PHL 347. Philosophy of Law. 3 Hours.

The significance and function of law in political and ethical contexts; comparison of common and statutory to scientific and moral law; readings from among Plato, Kant, Hegel, Bentham, Austin, Hart, Dworkin, Feinberg, and others. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester.

Department of Philosophy


There are several courses offered each year in philosophy that should be of interest to undergraduates who have strong interests outside philosophy. In addition to the introductory courses ( Philosophy 301 , 304 , 305 , and 310 ) and the basic sequence in the history of philosophy ( Philosophy 329K and 329L ), the courses listed below are of particular relevance to students who are interested in the indicated areas.