Interdisciplinary Topics: Data Signs-A Literary History of Information
This seminar will examine the evolving understandings of law and legal institutions in western philosophy and culture. We will address such questions as: What is law? What are its sources? How do societies rationalize and enforce law? What mechanisms exist to change or modify existing laws? Can all laws be changed? Our discussion will draw from theoretical as well as literary texts, including the Old Testament and works by Aristotle, Cicero, Aquinas, Hobbes, Jefferson, Beccaria, Marx, and more.
Course Attributes: BU Hum; AS HUM; EN H
Interdisciplinary Topics: Modeling Cultural Systems