Liberalism and human rights - Written Assignments

 

1. Term 2 seminar topics and the class schedule are here.

2. Criteria for written assignments:

For information on the criteria for written assignments (e.g., final version of seminar papers, book or article reviews), look here.

 

3. Term 1 seminar topics - left here for the sake of those experiencing nostalgia.

Oct. 20 - Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen - Dennis Lever

Oct. 22 - U.S. Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights - Irene McMullin

Oct. 27 - Mary Wollstonecraft: The Vindication of the Rights of Women - Stacy O'Brien

Oct. 29 - Introduction to Bentham

Nov. 3 - Jeremy Bentham: Anarchical Fallacies - Darren Nickerson 

Nov. 5 - Jeremy Bentham: View of a Complete Code of Laws - Lee McKeigan

Nov. 10 - H.L.A. Hart, "Bentham on Legal Rights"; Introduction to J.S. Mill

Nov. 12 - J.S. Mill: On Liberty - Patrick Murphy

Nov. 17 - J.S. Mill: Utilitarianism - Carmel Teasdale

Nov. 19 - David Lyons, Rights, Welfare and Mill's Moral Theory - Will Sweet

Nov. 24 - Herbert Spencer: essays from Man versus the State - John Farrugia

Nov. 26 - T.S. Gray, "Herbert Spencer's Theory of Social Justice" - Tania Walsh

Dec. 1 - D.G. Ritchie, Natural Rights - Paula MacLellan