Learning outcomes After studying this unit you should be able to: understand what is meant by a common law system; demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of what is meant by the common law and how its rules are made and changed; demonstrate an understanding of how the common law has developed; describe what is meant by a system of binding precedent; explain the court hierarchy; discuss how a precedent can be altere
After studying this unit you should be able to:
understand what is meant by a common law system;
demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of what is meant by the common law and how its rules are made and changed;
demonstrate an understanding of how the common law has developed;
describe what is meant by a system of binding precedent;
explain the court hierarchy;
discuss how a precedent can be altere
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2.1 Recap of General Philosophy Lecture 1
Part 2.1. A brief recap of the first lecture describing how Aristotle's view of the universe, dominant throughout the middle ages in Europe, came to be gradually phased out by a modern, mechanistic view of the universe.
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2.4 John Locke
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2.6 David Hume
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