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-To read a limited number of highly complex theoretical texts on law and politics closely, critically, and imaginatively;
-To develop a critical vocabulary for analyzing, questioning, and challenging dominant conceptions of law and politics;
-To formulate questions that open up space for discussion, and to pursue possible directions for answering those questions through intimate and in-depth engagements with the texts, both orally and in writing.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FOR LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES STUDENTS ONLY!
Students can enroll by filling out the online web form created for this purpose.
They will be informed about this by e-mail. Students will be alloctaed to the available courses on a 'first come, first serve' basis.
In this course, we will closely study a number of highly complex theoretical texts on law and politics. Questions we will explore through our comparative close readings might include the following: What is freedom, and what are rights? What does the fiction of the state of nature “do”? What is a people? What is an individual? What is the will? What is revolution? What are some of the sources of legal authority? What might it mean to abolish private property? Do we need a state? What is the relation between representation, ideology, and critique? Do we need nations? What is the function of the concept of conscience in criminal law?|