PHEB308 Философия на правото


The course introduces the students to the main concepts and theories in philosophy of Law. The course outlines both the history and the problems of philosophy of Law linking the subject to Ethics, Legal theory and Politics. Some of the main problems presented are the justification of Law, punishment, responsibility, human rights and justice.

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Философия (на английски език)


доц. Ясен Захариев  д-р

Описание на курса:


Successful graduates of the course students:

1) know:

• Main theories in philosophy of Law.

• The historical development of key concepts in philosophy and legal theory

2) can:

• Apply various theories and concepts in everyday life.

• Analyse and evaluate different legal issues.

Предварителни изисквания:

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Introduction. Law from a philosophical perspective.
  2. Facts and norms
  3. Main ideas in philosophy of law. Antiquity
  4. Main ideas in philosophy of law. Middle Ages
  5. Main ideas in philosophy of law. Enlightenment
  6. Main ideas in modern philosophy of law.
  7. Philosophy of law and moral philosophy
  8. Natural law
  9. Legal positivism
  10. Law and values
  11. Law and justice
  12. Social contract theories
  13. Freedom and coercion
  14. Crime and punishment
  15. Human rights

Литература по темите:

Austin, J. The Province of Jurisprudence Determined

Dworkin, R. Taking rights seriously

Finnis, J. Philosophy of Law

Habermas, J. Between Facts and Norms

Hart, Н. L. А. Punishment and responsibility

Hart, Н. L. А. The Concept of Law

Kelsen, Hans. General Theory of Law and State

Patterson, Dennis (ed.). А Companion to Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory

Posner, Richard А. The Problems of Jurisprudence

Raz, Joseph. Practical Reason and Norms.

Roscoe, P. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law

Tebbit, M. Philosophy of Law

Wacks, R. Philosophy of Law. Very short introduction

Wintgens, Luc J. (ed.). The Law in Philosophical Perspective

Средства за оценяване:

Mid-semester exams:

1. Analysis;

2. Annotation;

End-semester exam:

1. Presentation;

2. Discussion.