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Course Number

588

Credits

2

Responsibility in Law and Morals

This seminar examines the relationships between responsibility in the law and moral responsibility. Particular attention is given to the concept of excuses and defenses, and the roles therein of the concepts of act, intention, motive, ignorance, and causation.

Textbooks:
The main texts are H.L.A. Hart, Responsibility and Punishment and Morris, Freedom and Responsibility. Also read are writings from philosophers, legal theorists, and some cases.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Martin P. Golding
Responsibility in Law and Morals 588.01
Fall 2010
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Martin P. Golding
Responsibility in Law and Morals 588.01
Spring 2009
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Martin P. Golding
Responsibility in Law and Morals 588.588
Spring 2007
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Martin P. Golding
Responsibility in Law and Morals 588.01
Fall 2005
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Martin P. Golding
Responsibility in Law and Morals 588.01
Fall 2004

Martin P. Golding
Responsibility in Law and Morals 588.01
Fall 2003

Martin P. Golding
Responsibility in Law and Morals 588.01
Fall 2002