PAUL ROBESON AS OTHELLO, CIRCA 1942.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library
WITH DR. MICHAEL MCSHANE & MR. KESHAV DIMRI
We live in a terribly philosophical time. Questions that once seemed merely academic are now of pressing public urgency.
What is justice? To what degree can law help us to achieve justice? How to resolve tensions between justice and mercy? How should a citizen negotiate a constitutional crisis? How ought we to read the Constitution?
In the aftermath of recent social, political and juridical events many are thinking now again about law and and about justice itself.
This course is nonpartisan; it will attempt to deepen our understanding of perennial questions through a look at some classic writers, primarily Shakespeare but also relevant philosophers and jurists.
Evidence, Procedure, and Truth.
Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Loving: Marriage and the State
First Amendment and the Ethics of Dissent
Measure for Measure
What is Justice?
Merchant of Venice
Letter vs. Spirit.
Law of Nature vs. Law of Society (Plato)
Natural v Positive Law
CRITICAL LEGAL STUDIES.
Cost: $200 (Members Only)
First and third Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Venue: The Dallas Institute’s Stroud House
Space is limited. Sign up now to reserve your spot!
Registrants can download the readings for Enduring Questions as PDFs via the link below: