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Recent News

On 11 October, the OLPP had the pleasure to welcome Professor Susan Haack (Miami) for a seminar on truth and law. Her talk is now available on Youtube:

Preparations have started in earnest for the 2013-2014 academic year. Some highlights…

At Osgoode/York:

  • The schedule and line up for the 2013-2014 edition of the Nathanson Centre’s Legal Philosophy between State and Transnationalism seminar series are now available online While the series will now be offered as a course for philosophy and law students, it remains open to all faculty and students. Speakers will include: Paulo Barrozo (Boston College), David Rodin (Oxford), Jean Louise Cohen (Columbia), Maksimillian del Mar (Queen Mary), Anna Stilz (Princeton), Matthias Risse (Harvard), Christopher Heath Wellman (WUSTL), and Paul Berman (WUSTL). Christopher Wellman will also be delivering the annual ‘Or ‘Emet Lecture.
  • In April 2014, the Nathanson Centre will also be hosting a major international conference on Wrongs across Borders. Confirmed speakers already include: Michael Blake (Washington), Daniel Butt (Bristol), Simon Caney (Oxford), Thomas Christiano (Arizona), Helen Frowe (Stockholm), Adil Haque (Rutgers), and Catriona McKinnon (Reading), and Miriam Ronzoni (Technical University of Darmstadt).

At McMaster:

  • In May 2014, McMaster’s Department of Philosophy will be hosting a major international conference on the Legacy of Ronald Dworkin. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Richard Arneson (UCSD), David Brink (UCSD), Thomas Christiano (Arizona), David Dyzenhaus (Toronto), Leslie Green (Oxford), Connie Rosati (Arizona), Joseph Raz (Columbia/KCL), and Larry Sager (U of Texas at Austin).

John Gardner (Oxford) on “What is Legal Pluralism?”:

Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (Rutgers) on “From Defense to Detention: A Theory of Permissible Preventive Force”

2013 OLPP Conference

Host Institution

York University, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3 (see #32 on this map)

in collaboration with
the Departments of Philosophy of McMaster University and York University (OLPP Partners)


May 8-10, 2013

Keynote Speakers

John Gardner (Oxford)

Kimberly Ferzan (Rutgers)

Program (Provisional)

Further Details Soon

Although all presentations will be made by graduate students or students of law, everyone is welcome to attend. Inquires should be sent to: philosophy_conference@mcmaster.ca

* Conference Fee: $40.00 CDN (all participants)

Successful SSHRC Grant Application

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The OLPP congratulates Osgoode Professor François Tanguay-Renaud for the recent award of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for his research project entitled “The State as Criminal Wrongdoer: An Inquiry into the Intelligibility and Legitimacy of Criminalizing the State”.