Philosophy of Law



Advised by Gideon Rosen

Feb 20, 2008

In the Spring of my Junior year I took a course entitled the Philosophy of Law. The aim of the course was to introduce students to the moral and rational justifications behind criminal processes. For this course I wrote two papers both of which can be found at right.

The first of these is an examination of one legal test for trying cases when the defendant is pleading insanity. The second of these is a critique of our reliance on the "Reasonable Man" standard. In this paper I argue that we should re-examine this standard while keeping in mind the unique ways in which the standard affects both Men and Women.

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Insanity and the Reliance on the Rational Man
Problems with the Integrationist Perspective

Men's Rea
Gender Disparities in Morality and Law