JUR-4KEYPHILO
Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Law
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleJUR-4KEYPHILO
Credits (ECTS)7
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Law; Rechtsfilosofie;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. T.F. Rector
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Examiner
dr. T.F. Rector
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Lecturer
dr. T.F. Rector
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Lecturer
prof. dr. R.B.J. Tinnevelt
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Contactperson for the course
P.J. van Valkenburg
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Academic year2023
Period
MSEM2  (29/01/2024 to 31/08/2024)
Starting block
MSEM2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
Learning Targets:
  • The student acquires an understanding of key concepts and theories in the field of philosophy of law
  • The student acquires a grasp of the relevance of these concepts and theories for understanding specific phenomena and issues and for assessing contemporary legal and political responses to them
  • The student demonstrates the ability to read classic and contemporary philosophical texts and reconstruct and assess the validity of the arguments presented in them
  • The student demonstrates the ability to write a philosophical paper
  • The student gains the ability to reflect philosophically on the conceptual foundations of positive law and legal practice
Content
This course offers an introduction into contemporary philosophy of law/ ethics.
The basis of the course consists of the world famous 'Justice' book by well-known philosopher Michael Sandel. During the course, a close reading of this book will be complemented by the reading of a variety of classical texts by authors such as Aristotle, Locke, Kant, Bentham, Rawls, Nussbaum and some classical cases such as Brown
v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade. The main theories discussed will be utilitarianism, deontology and virtue ethics.
 
Level
MA
Presumed foreknowledge
FOREIGN EXCHANGE LAW STUDENTS: none
Test information
Paper (30% of the final grade) and written exam (70% of the final grade).

FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
You are not automatically registered for the resit. You have to register by sending a request by email to the International Office (internationaloffice@jur.ru.nlPlease note: You have to register for the resit ultimately six working days prior to the resit. Are you too late to sign up? Then you can’t participate in the exam. Sign up in time!
 
Specifics
Contact information

Practical support: mrs. P. (Petra) van Valkenburg, Montessorilaan 10, room 03.098, tel. +31 24 3612186, e-mail: rechtsfilosofie@jur.ru.nl

Teacher: dr. W.W.H. Cornelissen, Montessorilaan 10, room 03.0311, e-mail: wout.cornelissen@ru.nl.
Required materials
To be announced
Course materials will be made available.

Instructional modes
Working group
Attendance MandatoryYes
Type of instructional modeWorking group

General
The course will consist of two hours of seminar per week. Students must have read and prepared the compulsory reading for each week and participate on that basis.
Preparation, attendance and participation are compulsory.
No Weblectures.

Tests
Exam
Test weight70
Test typeDigital exam with CIRRUS
OpportunitiesBlock MSEM2, Block MSEM2

paper
Test weight30
Test typePaper
OpportunitiesBlock MSEM2, Block MSEM2