PHIL 2220 - Philosophy and Law Course uri icon



  • Considers controversies about the law in general and the U.S. system in particular. Questions may include: What is law? What should the law prohibit (e.g., abortion, drug use, prostitution, cloning)? Is there a moral obligation to obey the law? Can civil disobedience be justified? How do we justify punishing those who break the law? Is capital punishment morally justifiable?


  • Boonin, David  
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Summer 2020
  • Talbot, Brian  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023