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PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
READINGS



INTRODUCTION AND ORGANIZATION (January 16, 2001)



    THE TWENTY-ONE LEGAL PUZZLERS (January 19, 2001)



    THE STRANGE CASE OF THE SPELUNCEAN EXPLORERS (January 23, 2001)



    WHAT IS A CRIME? (January 26. 2001)

    • See Introduction Online (1/26)
    • Katz, BAD ACTS AND GUILTY MINDS "The Trouble with Definitions,"pp. 82-96 (1/26)
    • Katz, BAD ACTS AND GUILTY MINDS "Forgive and Forget, Those Who Know Not What They Do" (1/26)
    • Katz, BAD ACTS AND GUILTY MINDS "Those Who Cannot Help Themselves," pp. 103-135 (1/26)
    • Katz, BAD ACTS AND GUILTY MINDS "Crimes of the Heart," pp. 153-164 (1/26)
    • Katz, BAD ACTS AND GUILTY MINDS "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," pp. 165-209 (1/26)
    • People v. Young, New York Court of Appeals, 1962 Feinberg & Coleman, PHILOSOPHY OF LAW, pp. 646-648 (1/26)
    • Dershowitz, THE BEST DEFENSE "The Boro Park Connection," pp. 3-84. (1/26)


    CAUSATION AND RESPONSIBILITY (January 30, 2001)

    • Hart and Honore, "Causation and Responsibility," Feinberg & Coleman, PHILOSOPHY OF LAW, pp. 572-583 (1/30)
    • Katz, BAD ACTS AND GUILTY MINDS "Causes and Conditions," pp. 210-242 (1/30)


    NEGLIGENCE AND LIABILITY (February 2, 2001)



    OMISSIONS AND THE DUTY TO RESCUE (February 6-9, 2001)

    • Katz, BAD ACTS AND GUILTY MINDS "Crimes of Omission," pp. 135-153 (2/6)
    • Macaulay, "Notes on the Indian Penal Code," Feinberg & Coleman, PHILOSOPHY OF LAW, pp. 623-625 (2/6)
    • Ernest Weinrib, "The Case for a Duty to Rescue," Feinberg & Coleman, PHILOSOPHY OF LAW, pp. 625-645 (2/9)


    CRIMINAL ATTEMPTS (February 13-16, 2001)

    • Dershowitz, THE BEST DEFENSE, "Whatever Else It May Be, It is Not Murder to Shoot a Dead Body: Man Dies But Once," pp. 85-116 (2/13)
    • Kadish & Schulhofer, "The Case of Lady Eldon's French Lace," Feinberg & Coleman, PHILOSOPHY OF LAW, pp. 663-668 (2/13)
    • People v. Dlugash, New York Court of Appeals, 1977 Class Handout (2/13)
    • Katz, BAD ACTS AND GUILTY MINDS "The Crime That Never Was," pp. 276-299 (2/16)

    • Paper topics for the first paper will be handed out on Friday, February the 16th.
      Papers are due on Friday, March 2nd in class.

     

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