6th Annual Legal Philosophy Workshop
Hosted by the Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy
Organisers: Stephen Bero (Surrey), Mihailis Diamantis (Iowa), Alex Guerrero (Rutgers), Jean Thomas (Queens), Aness Webster (Nottingham)
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom
The LPW is an annual conference designed to foster reflection on the nature of law and the philosophical issues underlying its different areas. Our aim is to promote work that connects legal philosophy with other branches of philosophy (e.g. moral and political philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of language, epistemology, or philosophy of action) and to create a venue for the critical examination of different viewpoints about law.
The LPW is an annual event, hosted in venues alternating between North America and the United Kingdom. Previous workshops have been hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, University of Edinburgh, Queens University, University College London, and Rutgers University.
Information about the 6th LPW (2019) is also available on the LPW website.
|11:30-1:00pm||Lilith Newton (Edinburgh), “The Mental State of Permissible Conviction” Comments by Katherine Puddifoot (Durham)|
|2:30-4:00pm||Marcin Matczak (Warsaw), “Non-Lewisian Conventionalism and Law” Comments by Claudio Michelon (Edinburgh)|
|4:30-6:00pm||Erin Beeghly (Utah), “Stereotyping and Discrimination: Their Relationship and Why It Matters” Comments by Heather Whitney (NYU)|
|11:00–12:30pm||Adam Perry (Oxford), “Adopted Norms” Comments by Leah Trueblood (Oxford)|
|2:00-3:30pm||Giada Fratantonio (Helsinki), “Testimonial Evidence and Proof Paradoxes” Comments by Aness Webster (Nottingham)|
|4:00-5:30pm||Massimo Renzo (KCL), “Two Kinds of Consent” Comments by Sabine Tsuruda (Queens)|
|6:00pm||Drinks & Dinner|
Registration: All are welcome, subject to space limitations, with advance registration.
Workshop format: This is a pre-read workshop. Papers will be circulated to registered attendees in advance by email.
Precise Location: The workshop will be at the University of Surrey, in the Treetops Room in Wates House, Stag Hill campus, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
Travel: The University of Surrey’s Stag Hill campus in Guildford is a 15 minute walk from the Guildford Train Station, which has good connections to central London (about 35 minutes to Waterloo Station) as well as to both Heathrow (a bit over an hour by bus and train) and Gatwick (a bit under an hour by train). Walking directions to Wates House from the Guildford train station can be viewed here. By car, the university is located just off of the A3 London-Portsmouth road. More travel details are available here.
Parking: Parking on campus is somewhat limited, so we recommend public transport where possible. Information about on-campus parking is available here. There are a few parking options in town or within walking distance of campus; some information about these options is posted here.
Meals: The workshop will arrange lunch and coffee breaks for both days. The first night, there will be a dinner at La Casita in Guildford for presenters / commenters / organizers, and any other interested participants are very welcome to attend at their own expense; please email co-organizer Steve Bero (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to attend that dinner. (The second night we will arrange an informal dinner, at everyone’s own expense. We’ll solicit interest in this dinner at the workshop.)
Lodging: Hotel options in Guildford include:
- Guildford Harbour Hotel, 3 Alexandra Terrace, High St, Guildford, GU1 3DA
- The Angel Hotel, 91 High St, Guildford, GU1 3DP
- Asperion Hotel, 73 Farnham Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7PF
- Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XZ
All of the above hotels are within 20-25 minutes’ walk of campus, but note that the Harbour and Angel are in the town centre, while the Asperion is about 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre, and the Holiday Inn is on the other side of campus from town (just off the A3).