Law in Perspective: Ethics, Society and Critical Thinking
Encourages critical, responsible and creative thinking about law as a system of ideas and as a social institution. It explores the relationships between law, logic and science, examines the socio-economic role of law and asks what role the legal system plays in alleviating or exacerbating contemporary social problems, such as crime and punishment, terrorism, refugees and tort law reform.
Formal fallacies and fallacies of relevance
Science and statistics
Causation and the precautionary principle
Is the market just?
Inheritance and returns to assets
SECTION THREE LAW AND CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Tort law reform
Freedom of the will and criminal culpability
Crime and punishment
Terrorism and democratic rights
Refugees and the nationstate
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