Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW7079
    Sched. No.: 114219189

Rights
Section 1
X
Simmons, Alan J.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TR, 1410-1530 (WB121)
Credits:3Type:Seminar
Capacity:15 **This information is current as of 04/17/2014 06:14:37 AM**
Current Enrollment:13 **This information is current as of 04/17/2014 06:14:37 AM**

Course Description:

This seminar will examine the nature of and possible justifications for claims of right. Readings will be from both classical and contemporary sources, including the works of philosophers, legal theorists, and political theorists. Questions addressed will concern the nature of rights (e.g., their roles in moral and legal theory and reasoning, their proper analyses and constituent parts, their possible contents, etc.), the (alleged) general varieties of rights (e.g., moral, natural, human, conventional, institutional, legal, cultural), the possible properties of rights (e.g., imprescriptibility, inalienability, forfeitability, absoluteness, etc.), and possible justifications for claims that particular rights exist. In addition, we will conclude the seminar with a careful consideration of one kind of right - to many theorists the most important (or, perhaps, the only) kind - namely, property rights.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Examination or a substantial research paper at student's option
. NOTE: Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office no later than February 21, 2014 - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.