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Fall 2017
Oct 17, 2017
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PHIL 739 - Law & Phil Seminar
Law and Philosophy Seminar: Promises and other Relationship-Based Obligations

Professors Greg Klass (Law) and Henry S. Richardson (Philosophy)

The Law and Philosophy Seminar is a research forum in which outside speakers present works in progress in the areas of philosophy and legal theory. In the spring of 2011, the workshop, which will be held on the law campus, will focus on promises, contracts and other relationship-based obligations, moral and legal. The spring workshop will also consider normative powers more generally, that is, agents’ ability to choose what obligations they or others owe one another, or to effect other sorts of normative change when they so desire.

The course is open to students of the law school and of the philosophy department. All students will be responsible for preparing each week a short written comment on the paper being presented. Three-credit students will also be required to produce a substantial original paper on a topic related to the course. Law students can use the three-credit paper to fulfill their writing requirement.  

The course will begin with some introductory segments led by the instructors.  Most of the remaining sessions will be led by visiting speakers, who will include:  Facundo Alonso (Law & Philosophy Program, Yale), Diane Jeske (Philosophy, U. of Iowa), Jody Kraus (Law & Philosophy, U. of Virginia), Maggie Little (Philosophy, Georgetown), Daniel Markovits (Law, Yale), Michael G. Pratt (Law & Philosophy, Queen’s U., Canada), Samuel Scheffler (Philosophy & Law, NYU), Hanoch Sheinman (Philosophy, Rice), A. John Simmons (Law & Philosophy, U. of Virginia), and Gary Watson (UC Riverside).  

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Philosophy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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