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The Philosophy of Law in America

POL 493

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This seminar considers a range of issues in philosophy of law within the United States, with particular focus on major thinkers, schools of thought, and controversies of the 20th and 21st centuries, although with occasional reference to sources outside of the American context when needed. Topics will include: formalism and realism, positivism, proceduralism, liberalism, natural law jurisprudence, varieties of originalism, postmodern jurisprudence, developments of critical legal studies, and common good constitutionalism.
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Section S01