Social and Legal Philosophy
Course code
AKJ6335.YK
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Sotsiaal- ja õigusfilosoofia
Course title in English
Social and Legal Philosophy
ECTS credits
5.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
40
Teaching semester
autumn
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Igor Gräzin (inglise keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
¤ contribute to the development of interdisciplinary, critical and complex thinking;
¤ to better understand the globalizing and paradigmatically changing society;
¤ create opportunities to understand the key concepts of social and legal philosophy (positivism and natural law) through their association with ideas of freedom, equality and justice;
¤ develop the ability to analyze simple social and legal philosophical texts from the viewpoint of a paradigmatically changing society.
Brief description of the course
The course will cover social and legal philosophy, the connection of social and legal philosophy with other social sciences; connections and relationships between civil society and the state; paradigmatically changing society and the reflection of these changes in the economy, in political ideology and in the value system of society, incl. contradictory views of modernist and postmodern dialogue, legal positivism and natural law in the main directions of philosophy of law, and the links with the ideas of equality of freedom and justice.
Independent work
Reading and analyzing compulsory literature. Students prepare one presentation in groups based on the topics of the seminar.

Learning outcomes in the course
After passing the course, the student:
¤ knows and is able to analyze the main problems of social and legal philosophy against the background of paradigmatic upheavals in society;
¤ knows the three social and legal philosophical concepts, can apply them in analyzing social processes;
¤ is able to associate social and legal philosophical knowledge with the fundamental values of society of freedom, justice and equality and to make reasoned ethical choices;
¤ is able to present his or her legal and social philosophical views in correct academic language and with reasoned arguments.
Assessment methods
Final grade:
¤ 20% active participation in seminar discussions.
¤ 20% presentation based on group work.
¤ 60% exam.
Teacher
Study literature
1 EAP=ca 160 lehekülge, 5 EAP x 160 = 800 lk 

1. John. L. Austin. Kaitsekõne vabadustele- Akadeemia. 2005, 11, lk. 2487- 2520 .

2. Bell, Daniel. Murrangud kolmes maailmavaates. - Akadeemia. 1990. 3-4, lk. 686-701.

3. Grauberg, Indrek. Tsiviilkontrollist Eesti Vabariigis kui demokraatlikus õigusriigis, Akadeemia Nord Toimetised. 2001, nr. 12. 

4. Gräzin, Igor. Anglo-Ameerika Õigusfilosoofia. Juura. Tallinn. 2011, 15-24.


Täielik nimekiri asub kursuseprogrammis.
Replacement literature
1. Grauberg, Ene, Kivinurk, Kiira. Maailm. Tõde. Vabadus: sissejuhatus Lääne-Euroopa filosoofia ajalukku. Tallinn: Valgus, 1991, lk. 3-83;

2. Hart.H. L. A. Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1983

3. Lyotard, J.- F. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. Manchester University Press. 1986. 

4. Jõgi, P. Õigus ja eetika: teooriaid õigusest ja õiglusest 20. sajandi õigusfilosoofias. Juura. Õigusteabe AS. 1997.

5. Müllerson, Rein (2010). Vabadus, võrdsus ja vendlus postkommunistlikus ja globaliseerunud maailmas. Vikerkaar, 9, 42 - 70. 

6. Mälksoo, L. (1998). Humanitaarne interventsioon: õigusfilosoofiline vaidlus rahvusvahelise õiguse normide üle. Akadeemia, 10, 2126 - 2140.