Spring 2017 Introduction to Legal Theory
Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, as LJST-110
Formerly listed as: LJST-10
Course (Login required) Faculty Adam Sitze (Section 01) Description
This course provides an introduction to the primary texts and central problems of modern legal theory. Through close study of the field’s founding and pivotal works, we will weigh and consider various ways to think about questions that every study, practice, and institution of law eventually encounters. These questions concern law’s very nature or essence; its relations to knowledge, morality, religion, and the passions; the status of its language and interpretations; its relation to force and the threat of force; and its place and function in the preservation and transformation of political, social and economic order.
Limited to 40 students. Spring semester. Professor Sitze.
If Overenrolled: Priority given to LJST majors. Keywords Attention to Writing Course times and locations LJST 110 - L/D Section 01 Tu 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM OCTA 200 Th 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM OCTA 200 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; roll your mouse over the price field to see detailed pricing information.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780199644704 The Concept of Law Oxford University Press, USA HLA Hart, Leslie Green, Joseph Raz, Penelope A. Bulloch, Amherst Books TBD
9780300094879 Groundwork for the metaphysics of morals New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002. Immanuel Kant; edited and translated by Allen W. Wood; with essays by J. B. Schneewind... [et al.] Amherst Books $17.00
9780300100181 Two treatises of government New Haven, Conn. ; Yale University Press, c2003. John Locke; edited with an introduction by Ian Shapiro; with essays by John Dunn, Ruth W. Grant and Ian Shapiro Amherst Books $18.00
9780375759185 The basic writings of John Stuart Mill New York : Modern Library, 2002. John Stuart Mill; introduction by J. B. Schneewind; notes and commentary by Dale E. Miller Amherst Books $9.95
9780393935844 "They say/I say" New York; W.W. Norton & Company Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein Amherst Books TBD
9780521437806 On the citizen Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 1998. Thomas Hobbes; edited and translated by Richard Tuck, Michael Silverthorne Amherst Books $32.00
9780674896468 Toward a feminist theory of the state Cambridge, Mass., : Harvard University Press,, 1989. Catharine A. MacKinnon Amherst Books $24.50
These books are available locally at
Amherst Books. If Overenrolled
Priority given to LJST majors.
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