25.07.2018

Fiction & Law

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: kristin.albrecht@sbg.ac.at
Deadline: 25.07.2018
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Salzburg, Österreich
Datum: 11.10.2018
Uhrzeit: 09:15 Uhr
Ende: 11.10.2018 20:00
Veranstaltende Institution: Universität Salzburg

SALZBURG WORKSHOP IN LEGAL AND SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY 2018

 

FICTION AND LAW

 

KEYNOTES: GRETA OLSON (GIEßEN) & KAREN PETROSKI (ST. LOUIS/USA)

 

 

Jeremy Bentham famously stated that legal fictions were law’s syphilis; Rudolf von Jhering called them crutches. Despite these attacks, fictions are still not necessarily considered to be bad for legal practice and legal science.

The topic “Fictions and Law” covers multiple aspects: Law as fiction or literature, fictions in law and fictions in legal theory. For example: ‘Law as fiction/literature’ allows to question the relationship between law, literary fictional worlds and reality. ‘Fictions in law’ opens Pandora’s box to questioning the fictionality of principles such as free will, human rights and human dignity. Fictions in legal theory include e.g. Rawls’ veil of ignorance and Kelsen’s basic norm.

Possible questions include:

- Can literary theories help to understand fictions in law?

- What are the contributions of philosophical theories, e.g. Hans Vaihinger’s, to a theory of fictions in law?

 

The workshop will take place in Salzburg on 11th October 2018. Young researchers (pre- and postdoc) are invited to submit abstracts addressing the workshop theme. Depending on further funding we will reimburse expenses as far as possible (in 2017: more than 350€).

Deadline: 25th July 2018. Please send extended abstracts of no more than 1000 words together with a short CV (up to one page) to kristin.albrecht@sbg.ac.at.

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