Criminal Law and Morality - Special Workshop - 28th World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR)

July 16, 2017 - July 21, 2017
University of Lisbon



Maciej Juzaszek
Department of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University

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This workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on the border of criminal law and morality. We invite submission from legal, moral and political philosophers, moral psychologists, moral and legal sociologists. Theoretical approach is most welcome. Sample topics are listed below,

however, any work related to the subject will be equally considered:

Suggested topics:

  • Criminal law, common morality and ethical theory.

  • Criminal law and metaethics.

  • Criminal law and political philosophy

  • Criminal law and democracy.

  • The problem of necessary connections between criminal law and morality

  • Criminal punishment among other social sanctions

  • The moral justification and aims of punishment (eg. retributivism, consequentialism, mixed theories, scepticism)

  • The moral justification of criminalisation and penalisation (eg. harm principle, legal moralism, paternalism, welfarism)

  • The relationship between: moral and criminal responsibility; moral and criminal wrongdoing; moral and criminal culpability; moral and legal excuses

  • Criminal law from the poinf of view of contemporary moral psychology, moral sociology, neuroethics and experimental philosophy.

  • The role of moral reasoning, moral intuitions and moral emotions in the context of criminal law

  • Moral luck and criminal law

  • Free will and criminal responsibility

  • Causation and counterfactuals in criminal law and morality

  • The moral aspects of mens rea and actus reus

  • The influence of criminal law on morality


  • Abstracts must be in English and should be under 500 words. There are no specific formatting requirements. Papers may have more than one author.


  • Participants are required to deliver an abstract of the presentation (up to. 500 words) until April 25th, 2017 to [email protected]

  • The decision concerning the acceptance will be made untill April 27th, 2017. The abstracts will be published by organizers of the Congress on June 1st, 2017.

  • Contributors are kindly asked to deliver either a full written version of the paper or an extended handout involving main ideas and arguments until June 28th, 2017. Papers and handouts will be published by organizers of the Congress online on July 1st, 2017.

  • The estimated time for each participant will be approximately 30 minutes. Participants are kindly asked to prepare a 10-minute presentation in order to leave around 20 minutes for discussion. Remember, others will be able to read your paper earlier.

  • IMPORTANT! The registration for the congress is needed to participate in the Workshop! You will find all information about registration, fees etc. on the website:


  • Maciej Juzaszek, Department of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, [email protected]

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