Call for Papers: 29th World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

The International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) has issued a call for papers for a Special Workshop to be held at the association’s 29th World Congress, July 7-13, 2019. The theme of the Special Workshop is “Legal Fictions Revisited.”

From the call: “Is law a fiction or fictional system? If so, what is specific about legal fictions—or do they involve the same kind of fictionality as law itself? Is fictionality a phenomenon of language, ontology, and/or epistemology? Does fictionality presuppose an authorial intention? What does it presuppose about legal audiences? What can we learn from the history of asking questions like these about law and fiction? How much should lawyers, judges, and legislators know about these matters?”

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent by February 28th to Kristin Albrecht ( Karen Petroski (

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