:: Events :: The 2015 Legal Philosophy Workshop will be held on June 13 and 14 at the University of Edinburgh. The programme is attached below.
13-14 June 2015, University of Edinburgh
The LPW is a conference designed to foster reflection on the nature of law and the philosophical issues underlying its different areas. Our aim is to promote work that connects legal philosophy with other branches of philosophy (e.g. moral and political philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of language, epistemology, or philosophy of action) and to create a venue for the critical examination of different viewpoints about law.
The LPW is an annual event, hosted in venues alternating between North America and the United Kingdom. The inaugural LPW took place on 3-4 May 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania. The 2015 LPW will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh on 13-14 June 2015.
The format of the LPW is pre-read. We will be discussing 6 papers, which will be circulated to registered participants about three weeks in advance. Each session will start with a short presentation by the author (5-10 minutes). A commentator will then kick-off discussion, the author will respond to the comments, and then the remainder of the session will be dedicated to Q&A.
Saturday, June 13
Alex Kaiserman (Oxford), “The Semantics of Liability”
Commentator: Sara Bernstein (Duke)
Katharina Nieswandt (Pittsburgh) “Authority and Interest in the Theory of Right”
Commentator: Grégoire Weber (Queen’s)
Coffee and tea
Nick Sage (Columbia), “Contract and Property: Rights and Liability”
Commentator: Saladin Meckled-Garcia (UCL)
Drinks reception (sponsored by Hart Publishing)
Sunday, June 14
Leora Dahan-Katz (Yale), “Response Retributivism”
Commentator: Ira Lindsay (Dartmouth)
Daniel Wodak (Princeton), “Expressivism and Varieties of Normativity”
Commentator: Mike Ridge (Edinburgh)
Hrafn Asgeirsson (Iceland), “Vagueness, Knowability, and Judicial Discretion”.
Commentator: Teresa Marques (Barcelona)
Registration is free and open to anyone, as long as there is space remaining. But one must register in advance in order to participate. This ensures that we can circulate papers in advance and that we have an accurate head count. If you are planning to attend please do register as soon as possible.
In order to register and confirm your participation, please visit our website:https://sites.google.com/site/legalphilosophyworkshop/participation
LODGING AND LOGISTICS
All workshop sessions will take place in the Playfair Library, located within Old College on South Bridge:http://www.edinburghfirst.co.uk/venues/playfair-library-hall/
For accommodation, here is a list of suggestions (varying in price range), all within walking distance of the workshop venue:
Kenneth MacKenzie B&B
The Carlton Hotel
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge
Luís Duarte d’Almeida (local organiser), University of Edinburgh
Nico Cornell, University of Pennsylvania
Dimitrios Kyritsis, University of Reading
George Letsas, UCL
David Plunkett, Dartmouth College