Natural law and contemporary legal thinking
|Course code module||3BREC-37|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Certificate of secundary school
Sufficient knowledge of Dutch, French, English and German languages
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
- Insight in the history and evolution of philosophy of law
- Insight in the way of thinking of current legal philosophers and their relationship to the tradition of natural law and positivism
- Contextualization of specific current legal problems against the tradition of philosophy of law
3. Course content
The theme of the course is centered around the relation between law, politics and ethics;
The first part of the course deals with the history of natural law; with special attention to the social contract-theories.
In a second part, we pay attention to the main currents of philosophy of law during the 19th and 20th centuries - especially legal positivism -and to some contemporary thinkers.
In a third part, some current juridical problems will be treated from the viewpoint of philosophy of law.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparationClosed bookOpen questions
6. Compulsory reading – study material
My own syllabus, available on Blackboard
7. Recommended reading - study material
Any text related to the themes treated in the lessons; that is too much to enumerate: I leave the selection of them to the imagination and initiative of students
Students can ask any question during and after the lessons; a personal appointment with me is possible at any time.
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