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Richmond Green Secondary School
Grade 12 History: Theories and Concepts of Law
Research one of the following nine theorists: Plato & Socrates; Aristotle; St. Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Hobbes; John Locke; Jeremy Bentham & John Austin; Ollive Wendell Holmes; Karl Marx; Catharine MacKinnon.

Include the following information:
Theorist’s Name
Time Period
School of Jurisprudence (eg. natural law, positive law, rationalism, utilitarianism, legal realism, Feminism, Marxism)
Significant Writings
Source and Purpose of Law
Other important details.

Reference Sources
  • Encyclopedia of philosophy (REF 103 Enc 2006 v.1-10)
  • World philosophers and their works (REF 109 Wor v.1-3)
Books
  • A History of Philosophy (190 Cop v.1,2,5,7,8)
  • Classic readings and Canadian cases in the philosophy of law (340.1 Cla)
  • Law and society (340.115 Vag)
  • One hundred philosophers: the life and work of the world’s greatest thinkers (190 Kin)
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