Call for Papers

Canadian Meeting of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

The Canadian Section of the IVR
Concordia University in Montreal
Saturday, May 29, 2010.

The following themes are suggested:


Due by Friday, February 5, 2010 Friday, February 12, 2010: Commitment to send a principal paper or commentary. To help with organizing, please send to nbrett@dal.ca a note indicating that you intend to present a principal paper or commentary. Brief (150 word) abstracts of principal papers should also be sent. A reminder will be sent in early February.

Due by Friday, April 23:. Principal papers

Due by Friday, May 14: May 17: Commentaries.

Meeting on Saturday, May 29th

Principal Papers (4,000 to 10,000 words) and commentaries should be sent to the CVS IVR Webmaster David Elliot (elliotda@uregina.ca), with a copy to me (Nbrett@dal.ca). Both papers and commentaries will be circulated via the Website prior to the meeting. Participants and commentators briefly summarize their papers to open discussions at the meeting.

Nathan Brett
Executive Director
Canadian Section: IVR

Preliminary Schedule (April 9, 2010)

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Canadian Section: IVR Meeting
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, May 29, 2010
Location: EV Room 3-760 (EV = Engineering, Computer Science
and Visual Arts, 1515 St. Catherine West)

Principal Papers:

I. Legal Theory Judging and Judicial Review

9:00-9:10 Introductions and organization

1. (9:10-9:35) Charles-Maxime Panaccio (Ottawa) Waldron On Judicial Review: Running Out of Escape Squares?

2. (9:35-10:00) Barry Hoffmaster (UWO) "The Rationality of Judging and Judges."

3. (10:00-10:25) Travis Hreno (Akron) "Judicial Candor and Jury Nullification."

BREAK 10 minutes

Crimes and Mens Rea

4. 10:35-11:00 Roger A. Shiner and Steven Rendulic (UBC), "Mens Rea and Neuroscience"

5. 11:00-11:25 Nathan Brett (Dalhousie) "Hate crimes, Mens Rea and Liberal Justice"

Annual Business Meeting: 11:25-11:50

Lunch 11:50-1:00

The Nature and Justification of International Law

6. (1:00-1:25) Alistair MacLeod (Queens) "Tensions in International Law: Human Rights and International Trade."

7. (1:25- 1:50) Alex Wellington (Ryerson) "The Nature and Justification of International Law: Focusing on Human Rights"


8. (1:50-2:15) Colin MacLeod (Victoria) "Justice and The Retreat from Educational Equality"

9. (2:15-2:40) Jan Narveson (Waterloo) "On Cohen On Narveson On Rawls on Justifying Inequalities"

BREAK 10 minutes 2:40-2:50

Family and Social Morality

10. (2:50-3:15) Samantha Brennan (UWO) "How Many Parents Can a Child Have? Philosophical Reflections on the Three Parent Case"

11. (3:15-3:40) Chris Grey (Concordia) "Freedom and Equality in Family Law: A c. B (droit de famille 091768)"

12. (3:40-4:05) Marc Ramsay (Acadia) "R v. Labaye: Harm and Social Morality"

BREAK 10 minutes (4:05-4:15)

Panel on Anonymity

13. (4:15-4:40) Julie Ponesse (SUNY Brockport) "Anonymity: A Conceptual Analysis"

14. (4:40-5:05) Angela White (UWO) "Anonymity and Political Legitimacy"

15. (5:05-5:30) Amanda Gibeault (Independent Scholar) "Anonymity and Rehabilitation Research"