Texts on Law and the State
|Course code module||2BREC-04|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||semester exam in January|
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2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The purpose of the lectures is to read critically and to discuss the selected texts. Attention will be paid also to the historical context in which these texts originated and the role they have played in some political and historical developments. The main purpose however is to draw the attention of the students to the texts themselves, beyond usual comments and interpretations.
3. Course content
In these lectures I comment some texts which can be considered as landmarks in the history of thought on state and law. Due to the limited time at my disposal, I can only proceed on the base of excerpts, as representative as possible however of the thought of the choosen authors. That choice can change from year to year. This year, I will comment some texts of Machiavel (Il Principe), de la Boetie (De la servitude volontaire) and Hobbes (Leviathan).
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Students will receive a copy of the selected texts.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Recommended also is the lecture of works by/on choosen authors.
laatste aanpassing: last update: 15/04/2008 14:32 fernand.tanghe