PHIL 694: Special Topics in Contemporary Philosophy

PHIL 694-001: Philosophy & International Law
(Fall 2020)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T


Section Information for Fall 2020

Philosophy of International Law

This seminar will examine the philosophical approaches to international law. The seminar will be organized around the major jurisprudential schools of thought, including natural law, positivism, critical legal studies, and critical approaches to international law, especially feminist and TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law) critiques. The goal for the seminar is to understand competing philosophical views regarding the sources and legitimacy of international law; the nature of international legal adjudication; the significance of state sovereignty; whether international law can or should aspire to be 'democratic'; and how to address international responsibility. We will apply these general concepts to philosophical problems arising in specific domains of international law, such as human rights law, international criminal law, international environmental law, international economic law, and the laws of war. 


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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