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Law and Justice

The University of Oklahoma via Janux

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What makes a law just? In this course we explore fundamental questions about the nature of law and justice through engagement with the great texts of the western tradition. The course covers the sweep of documented history in five units: classical Greece, ancient Rome, early Christianity, the Enlightenment, and the age of market capitalism. The focus of this course is on law, because law is the meeting point between the theory and practice of justice. With Aristotle's Politics as our principal guide, we will participate in an ancient and enduring conversation about the nature of law and justice.

Taught by

Kyle Harper, PhD


4.3 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I went through the course lectures. They are very comprehensive, well connected and holistic. The Content is excellent and helped me a lot.The history of justice is summarized and explained in such interesting and simple language that it is a must do course for any student for getting an overview of all political thoughts.Highly recommended.
    Looking forward for more courses from Prof Harper on related legal topics.

    SANI MUSA ABUBAKAR is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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