Department of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Connie Rosati


ProfessorPh.D, J.D., University of Michigan, Harvard Law School

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PHL 304 • Contemporary Moral Problems-Wb

41845 • Spring 2021
Meets T 9:30AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous
E

An introduction to ethics by way of an examination of a number of contemporary moral problems, including problems of abortion, sexual morality, capital punishment, pornography and hate speech.

PHL 347 • Philosophy Of Law-Wb

42185 • Spring 2021
Meets T 12:30PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
E

This course, intended to introduce students to certain basic issues in philosophy of law, will be organized around the question: What should a legal system be? What are the fundamental features that are vital to a proper legal system, and what are some of the competing understandings of what these are?

By reading both historical and contemporary authors, we will examine the theoretical bases of proper law as well as the appropriate practical implementation of key ideals in legal systems today. Correspondingly, along the way, we will consider the meaning of several concepts that are arguably crucial to a proper legal system, such as rights, freedom, representation, popular sovereignty, democracy, and republic. 

PHL 347 • Philosophy Of Law-Wb

40849 • Fall 2020
Meets M 10:00AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous
E

This course, intended to introduce students to certain basic issues in philosophy of law, will be organized around the question: What should a legal system be? What are the fundamental features that are vital to a proper legal system, and what are some of the competing understandings of what these are?

By reading both historical and contemporary authors, we will examine the theoretical bases of proper law as well as the appropriate practical implementation of key ideals in legal systems today. Correspondingly, along the way, we will consider the meaning of several concepts that are arguably crucial to a proper legal system, such as rights, freedom, representation, popular sovereignty, democracy, and republic. 

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