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210.2B sec. 1 - Workshop in Law, Philosophy & Political Theory (Spring 2017)

Instructor: Christopher L. Kutz  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Joshua Cohen  
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: F 12:00PM-3:00PM
Meeting Location: 202 Barrows

Course Start: January 13, 2017
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 30197

A workshop for presenting and discussing work in progress in moral, political, and legal theory. The central aim is to provide an opportunity for students to engage with philosophers, political theorists, and legal scholars working on normative questions. Another aim is to bring together people from different disciplines who have strong normative interests or who speak to issues of potential interest to philosophers and political theorists. To this end, we will devote a few sessions to the work of economists, historians, psychologists, sociologists, or other social scientists.

Format: for the first two hours, a student will lead off with a 15-minute comment on the presenter’s paper and the presenter will have 5-10 minutes to respond before we open up the discussion to the group. The first two hours will be open to non-enrolled students and faculty. For the third hour, the guest presenter will continue the discussion with students enrolled in the course. Enrolled students must serve as a discussant for at least one presenter’s work in progress and write several short response papers as well as a final paper of 15-20 pages.

The course is cross-listed with the Philosophy and Political Science Departments.


1/13 Intro meeting
1/20 Jed Purdy, Duke Law
1/27 Jerry Gaus, U Arizona, Philosophy
2/3 TBA
2/10 TBA
2/17 TBA
2/22 Jennifer Doudna, UCB Biology,
3/3 TBA
3/10 Chiara Cordelli, U Chicago Political Science
3/17 Charles Mills, Northwestern Philosophy
3/24 Emmanuel Saez, UCB Economics
4/7 TBA
4/14 Rainer Forst, Goethe University, Germany, Politics
4/21 Final meeting

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is a course that fulfills Option 2 of the writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to qualify for Option 2, all students in the class must be writing a paper of 30 or more pages. Those students who wish to use this paper for the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their drafts for comment and revision.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)

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