CFP: New Approaches to Legal Ontology

Submission deadline: February 28, 2023

Conference date(s):
April 26, 2023 - April 27, 2023

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Conference Venue:

School of Philosophy, University College Cork
Cork, Ireland

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The workshop New Approaches to Legal Ontology will be held in person on the 26th and 27th April, 2023 at UCC, Cork. The aim of the workshop is to create an interdisciplinary opportunity for legal philosophers and social ontologists to discuss together new approaches to legal ontology. By asking the participants to consider fundamental questions, such as what kind of entities are legal rules, legal organisations, and legal systems? and how can we account for their existence?, the workshop will provide the best forum for the application of general theories of artifacts, group agency, institutional reality, and social (meta)metaphysics to prominent debates within analytic jurisprudence.

Confirmed speakers:
Åsa Burman (Philosophy, Stockholm University)
Kenneth Ehrenberg (Law, University of Surrey)
Ann Whittle (Philosophy, University of Manchester)
Corrado Roversi (Law, University of Bologna)
Teresa Marques (Philosophy, University of Barcelona)
Adam Dyrda (Law, Jagiellonian University)
Antonia Waltermann (Law, Maastricht University)
Michael Schmitz (Philosophy, University of Vienna)
Zuzanna Krzykalska (Law, Jagiellonian University)
Miguel Garcia (Philosophy, University College Cork).

A few spaces are still available - PhDs and ECRs working at the intersection of legal philosophy and social ontology are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration.

Submission guidelines: please send your abstract (300-500 words) suitable for a 30-40 mins presentation to [email protected] by February 28 (18.00hrs GMT). Authors of selected abstracts will be notified by the 6th of March.

Organiser: Miguel Garcia, UCC Philosophy.

Thanks to the financial support of the International Social Ontology Society and the Irish Research Council, all speakers will have their accommodation covered during the event. However, each participant will have to arrange their own travel. If you have any further questions, please contact the organiser at [email protected]

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