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Reading Group

Our Reading Group has been momentarily replaced by the Work in Progress series.

Previous Reading Group activities:

Autumn 2014 and Spring 2015:

14th January: Work-in-Progress – Sebastián Figueroa, “Expectations, Reactive Attitudes and the Structure of Responsibility” (in Room 364, Old College)

21st January: Nicola Lacey, “The Path Not Taken: H.L.A. Hart’s Harvard Essay On Discretion” (for seminar on 22nd January)

28th January: Seminar – Hrafn Asgeirsson, “Can Facts About Legal Practice Adjudicate Between Theories of Vagueness?”

4th February: Cristina Redondo, “Some Remarks on the Connection Between Law and Morality”  (for seminar on 5th February)

11th February: Seminar – Claudio Michelon, “The Value of Private Law”

18th February: Maksymillian Del Mar, “The Forward-Looking Requirement of Formal Justice: 
Neil MacCormick on Consequential Reasoning” (for seminar on 25th February)

4th March: Richard Mullender, “The Scattergun and the Owl: Brian Simpson on Herbert Hart” (for seminar 
on 5th March)

11th March (2.15-3.45pm): Barbara Baum Levenbook, “Dworkin’s Theoretical Disagreement Argument” (for seminar later on 11th February)

18th March: Katharina von Radziewsky, “Metaphor’s Role in Reasoning by Precedent” (for seminar 
on 19th March)

25th MarchSeminar – Eveline Feteris, “The Role of the Judge in Legal Proceedings: A Pragma-Dialectic Analysis”

1st April (5.00-6.30pm): Seminar – William Lucy, “Judgement and Dignity”  (venue TBC)

17th September: Grant Lamond, “Analogical Reasoning in the Common Law”, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2014)  (in Room LO3, Old College)

24th September: Seminar Grant Lamond, “Analogical Reasoning in the Common Law”

1st October: William N. Eskridge Jr., “The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Twentieth- Century Statutory Interpretation in a Nutshell” (in the Neil MacCormick Room, Old College)

8th October: Leslie Green, “Law and The Role of a Judge

15th October: Luis Duarte d’Almeida, “The Grounds of Law” (for seminar on 16th October)

22nd October: Work-in-Progress – Lucas Miotto, “Two Dogmas of Naturalism in Legal Philosophy”

29th October: Allan Beever, “The Declaratory Theory of Law”, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2013)

5th November: Nicos Stavropoulos, “Words and Obligations
” (for seminar on 13th November)

12th November:  Seminar Terry Maroney, “(What We Talk About When We Talk About) Judicial Temperament” (in the Moot Court Room, Old College)

19th November: George Pavlakos, “Law’s Authority: Authorizing or Obligating?” (for seminar on 27th November)

26th November: Robert Brandom, “A Hegelian Model of Legal Concept Determination: The Normative Fine Structure of the Judges’ Chain Novel

Spring 2014: Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue.

Autumn 2013: Selected papers from Philosophical Foundations of the Nature of Law edited by Waluchow & Sciaraffa.

Spring 2013: John Gardner, Law as a Leap of Faith.

Autumn 2012: Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition

Spring 2012: Ronald Dworkin, Justice for Hedgehogs