McMaster Philosophy of Law Conference: The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin

Por Jorge Luis Fabra Zamora (

Una excelente conferencia de mi Universidad: Todos los que vengan a Canadá, por favor me hacen saber!

Ronald Dworkin is widely regarded as one of the most influential legal and political philosophers of the last century. His contributions to constitutional and general jurisprudence, liberal egalitarian thought, and the field of metaethics, always managed to enliven the relevant discourse by boldly challenging previous paradigms and proffering innovative avenues of theoretical development. This spring, we invite you to join us in exploring and celebrating the legacy of this great scholar.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Richard Arneson
  • David Brink
  • Thomas Christiano
  • David Dyzenhaus
  • Leslie Green
  • Connie Rosati
  • Joseph Raz
  • Larry Sager
The conference will be hosted in Burlington, ON, at the Burlington Arts Center.

Conference Content:

The Legacy of Ronald Dworkin includes work from a diverse and renowned group of scholars, including eight keynote sessions. The opportunity for commentary is restricted to the main-program papers, listed below:
  • Adam Tucker, ‘Revisiting the Judicial Review Question’
  • Aditi Bagchi, ‘Authority, Intention and Interpretation’
  • Ajey Sangai, ‘Social Construction of Choice and Sovereign Virtue’
  • Alexander Green, ‘Interpretivism beyond the Nation State’
  • Bill Conklin, ‘Concepts without Meaning’
  • Bojan Spaic, ‘The Unbearableness Lightness of Adjudicating Hard Cases’
  • Candice Delmas, ‘Political Resistance for Hedgehogs’
  • Dan Priel, ‘Objectivity and Legitimacy, or Misunderstanding Dworkin’
  • Daniel Weinstock, ‘Religious Freedom without Religion’
  • David Rondel, ‘Dworkin on the Currency of Egalitarian Justice’
  • Dimitrios Kyritsis, ‘Legality, Integrity and Institutional Design’
  • Dragica Vujadinovic, ‘Achievements And Limits Of Dworkin`s Political Philosophy’
  • Gerardo Vildostegui, ‘Dworkin on Constitutional Interpretation and Judicial Review’
  • Hamish Stewart, ‘Concern and Respect in Procedural Law’
  • Imer Flores, ‘Towards an Integrative Jurisprudence’
  • Ken Himma, ‘Dworkin’s “Third” Theory of Law’
  • Larry Alexander, ‘Was Dworkin an Originalist?’
  • Luis Duarte, ‘The Grounds and Sources of Law’
  • Marcelo Ferrere, ‘Dworkin and the Inherent Jurisdiction of the Court’
  • Matt Grellette, ‘Jurisprudence and Metaphysical Agnosticism’
  • Michael Giudice, ‘Assessing Dworkin’s Legal Theory Along Two Dimensions: Imperialism and Importance’
  • Michael Green, ‘Dworkin’s Reluctant Monism’
  • Miodrag Jovanovic, ‘Dworkin on International Law: Not Much of a Legacy’
  • Mohamad Al-Hakim, ‘Dworkin’s Idea of Public Reason’
  • Natalie Stoljar, ‘Integrity and Moral Disagreement’
  • Nathan Brett, ‘Envy and Equality in Rawls and Dworkin’
  • Patti Lenard, ‘Associative obligations and global justice’
  • Roland Pierik, ‘From Equality of Resources to an Egalitarian Theory for Actual Societies’
  • Sari Kisilevsky, ‘Dworkin’s Challenge’
  • Tony Reeves, ‘Reasons of Law: Dworkin on the Legal Decision’
  • Veronica Rodriguez Blanco, ‘Action in Law’s Empire: Judging in the Deliberative Mood’
  • Zoltan Miklosi, ‘Ambition-Sensitivity, Overall Equality, and Market Inequalities’