2013 JSI Seminar Series: Dr Anthony Connolly

24 October 2013

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Naturalised Jurisprudence as an Experimental Philosophy of Law

In a number of his recent forays into the methodology debate in legal philosophy, Brian Leiter has claimed that themethods of the emerging field of experimental philosophy may have a significant role to play in any futurenaturalised jurisprudence. In this paper, Anthony Connolly sets out to explore this claim. It turns out that doing so implicates a series ofbroader questions about the nature and goals of a naturalised philosophy of law, the place within such aphilosophy of a concept of law, and the role of philosophy itself within the naturalistic scheme of things.

About the speaker:

Dr Anthony J. Connolly is an Associate Professor at the Law School of the Australian National University, specialising in legal philosophy, indigenous rights law, and public law. He completed his BA.LLB (Hons) at the University of Western Australia, after which he practiced law for a number of years, predominantly as a human rights lawyer working with indigenous people. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy, supervised by Professors Philip Pettit (Princeton) and Robert Goodin (ANU), and a Masters degree in education. He is the author of Cultural Difference on Trial: The Nature and Limits of Judicial Understanding (Ashgate Publishing (UK): 2010) and the editor of Indigenous Rights (Ashgate Publishing (UK): 2009). He has also published a number of book chapters and journal articles on legal philosophy and indigenous rights.

Lawyers/Barristers:2 MCLE/CPD points

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: New Law School Building (F10), Eastern Ave University of Sydney

Cost: Free, however registrations is essential

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