Friday, 21 April 2017

IVR 2017: Special Workshop "THE CONCEPT OF LAW" [Call for Papers]



Special Workshop THE CONCEPT OF LAW: ELEMENTS AND NATURE 
[Call for Papers]


Organizers 
Jorge Luis Fabra Zamora | Jorge Emilío Núñez | Gonzalo Villa Rosas 
XXVIII World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) 

NEW VENUE FOR 2017 IVR CONGRESS: LISBON

16 – 21 July 2017 


Presentation 
Law has been defined in many forms and characterised by using essential, non-essential, necessary, sufficient, and even desirable conditions. Following Stammler’s classification of the four themes in law, that is ontology, axiology, formal logic and transcendental logic, the workshop aims to explore the law, its ontology and its nature. What are the essential conditions defining law? Do “essential” and “necessary” refer to the same conditions? Following recent works by Yankah and Schauer there seems to be renewed interest in elements that post-Hartian Anglo-American legal philosophy had long ago discarded: are the Hartian criticisms to Kelsenian and post-Kelsenian hard positivism still valid? Is coercion an essential element of law? Is legitimacy an essential element of law? Which are the relations between coercion and legitimacy of law? Which are the conditions for legitimacy of law? Is objectivity a condition for law and its legitimacy? These and related questions will be addressed by our speakers. A compilation book of the papers presented at the Worshop will be published in a Journal. 

NOTES: Open to additional interested participants. The abstracts should be sent to the contact email by 10th May, 2017. Please send your manuscripts by 4th June, 2017. 
Language: The abstracts must be written in English or Spanish, and it should be under 400 words. The sessions will be held in English. 
Contact: conceptoflaw.ws2017@gmail.com 


OrganizersJorge Luis Fabra Zamora (Co-Chair) 
Jorge Luis Fabra Zamora, Ph.D Candidate, Philosophy, McMaster University and External Research, FUCTO School of Law. Areas of research: legal philosophy, international law and philosophy of private law. 
Jorge Emilío Núñez (Co-Chair) 
Jorge Emilio Núñez, PhD in Law (Manchester-UK). Senior Lecturer in Law (Manchester-UK). Profesor de Derecho (UNLP-Argentina). Areas of research: jurisprudence, legal theory, political theory, international relations. Various international publications and events worldwide as key speaker. 
Gonzalo Villa Rosas (Co-Chair) 
Gonzalo Villa Rosas, Ph.D. Candidate in Law and Philosophy, Christian-Albrechts Universität (Germany); LL.M. Summa Cum Laude, Christian-Albrechts Universität (Germany); Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with distinction from the Universidad Externado de Colombia (Colombia); M.e.Ph. Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia). Areas of research: legal theory, argumentation theory, and meta-ethics. 


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