Call for Papers

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

The Canadian Section of the IVR
will meet as an affiliate of the
CPA in Waterloo, Ontario
Saturday, May 26, 2012.

The Canadian Philosophical Association meets from the 27th to the 30th of May.

There is no specific theme for this year's meeting. The IVR accepts papers devoted to subjects in law and legal theory, moral and political theory. Individual members have expressed interest in the Criminal law (given the omnibus crime bill) and Freedom of Expression (given the upcoming Supreme Court decision re hate speech).

Submitted papers (and commentaries on them) are circulated (password protected) via the IVR Website (http://phil.uregina.ca/cs-ivr) and commentators briefly summarize their points to open discussions at the meeting.


Due by Friday, February 10, 2012: 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 Abstracts of principal papers should also be sent. A reminder will be sent in early February.

Due by Friday, April 20 Monday, April 30: Principal papers.

Due by Friday, May 18: Commentaries.
Meeting on Saturday, May 26th

Principal Papers (4,000 to 10,000 words) and commentaries (up to 1200 words) should be sent to the CVS IVR Webmaster (elliotda@uregina.ca), with a copy to (nbrett@dal.ca).

Please forward this call for papers to others who may be interested.

Nathan Brett
Executive Director
Canadian Section: IVR

Schedule: Principal Papers for 2012 Meeting

Waterloo, May 26 (May 22, 2012)

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Meeting Location: J.R. Coutts (engineering) building, room 208

8:30 -- 9:25 Jan Narveson, "The Rule of Law"

9:25 - 9:55 David Rondel, "How Pure Should Justice Be? Reflections on Cohen's Rondelescue"

9:55 - 10:20 Frank Jankunis, Chilean Miners, Speluncean Explorers, and Hart's Philosophy"

10:20 -- 10:30 Break

10:30 -- 11:05 Andrew Boterell, "Criminal Responsibility, the Practical Agency Condition, and Hierarchical Accounts of the Will." Marc Ramsay, "Criminal Responsibility, Practical Agency, & Hierarchical Accounts"

11:05 -- 11:30 Susan Dimock, "Intoxication And The Act / Control / Agency Requirement"

11:30 -- 12:00 Business Meeting

12:00 -- 1:00 Lunch

1:00 -- 1:25 Alex Wellington, "Conceptualizing Compliance in the Context of International Law"

1:25 -- 1:55 Alistair Macleod, "Human Rights, Equality of Opportunity, & Distributive Justice

1:55 -- 2:20 Roger Shiner, "Corporations and the Presumption of Innocence"

2:20 -- 2:45 Ann Levey, "Public Space, Civility and Democracy"

2:45 -- 3:00 Break

3:00 -- 3:30 Eldon Soifer, "Privacy and Autonomy"

3:30 -- 3: 55 Marc Ramsay, "Wrongful Pregnancy and the Off-Set Benefits Approach"

3:55 -- 4:15 Margaret Denike, "Judicially Imposed 'Universal Monogamy': On the Bountiful Polygamy Reference"

6:00 Dinner at Molly Blooms (also called Failte's) Irish Pub, 85 King Street North, Waterloo. Menu for our group: http://www.mollyblooms.ca/locations/failte-waterloo---The jug band that entertained us in Montreal will provide music.

Papers Received

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