oa Codicillus - Schlagging off : social responsibility and teaching critical thinking
Abajundi abaningi bayaxakeka ukuthi kungani kudingeka ukuba bafunde ngefilosofi yezomthetho. Bacabanga ukuthi ifilosofi yezomthetho ayiphathelene nakancane nokuqhutshwa kwezomthetho. Maduzane kuye kwaba nenkulumompikiswano phakathi kukaDennis Davis noJohan van der Walt mayelana nokuthi kusuke kuqondweni nge 'postmodernism' kanye nangokuthi yini okumele siyifundise abafundi kufilosofi yezomthetho. Umbhali ubeka iphuzu lokuthi abafundi kumele bafunde ifilosofi yezomthetho njengethulusi elibalulekile ukubasiza ukuthi basebenze njengabameli emhlabeni olandela omusha. Akumele ukuthi kube yinhloso yabafundisi bezomthetho ukubenza izazi zezefilosofi yezomthetho, kepha kumele kube ukubanikeza amakhono okucubungulisisa umhlaba wabo kanye nokuwuqondisisa.
Many students wonder why they need to study legal philosophy; as far as they are concerned, legal philosophy has nothing to do with legal practice. The recent debate between Dennis Davis and Johan van der Walt focused on the meaning of 'postmodernism' and what we should be teaching students in legal philosophy courses. In this article, the author argues that students should study legal philosophy as a critical tool to enable them to operate as lawyers in a postmodern world. Our purpose should not be to make legal philosophers out of our students, but to give them the skills they need to critically assess and understand their world.
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