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Session 5: The Is/Ought distinction
The fifth session focuses on a classical problem of moral theory: is one allowed to conclude an ‘ought’ from an ‘is’ and vice versa? A fundamental thread throughout this session is the question of the link between these philosophical and conceptual debates and the everyday practice of legal interpretation.
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Session 6: Religion and Authoritarianism
The sixth session is devoted to the question of the importance of religion in legal debates. Can law definitively rid itself of the religious connotations of natural law? Or is it doomed to remain indefinitely tainted by religious thinking?
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Session 7: Postmodernism and Contradictionism
The seventh session brings us back down to the technical questions raised by legal interpretation, in a peculiar context: that of “postmodernism”.
Led by SJD Candidate Pieter Van Malleghem, this workshop discusses critical legal theory in two contexts. It discusses the techniques of critical…More event details »
Session 7: Conclusion: Beyond Critical Legal Thought
The final session of the Workshop is meant to conclude by examining the implications of critical legal thought for politics and society.
Led by SJD Candidate Pieter Van Malleghem, this workshop discusses critical legal theory in two contexts. It discusses the techniques…More event details »