Lisbon conference on Law and Ethics
call for papers

Ethics and law are related disciplines, both dealing with the practical question of determining what to do. Nevertheless, the scope, meaning and implications of this relationship is still the subject of considerable disagreement, and is rarely studied jointly by philosophers and legal theorists. And the questions are countless. What is the angle of analysis that best explains this relation? And how deep is the connection? Is there a dominance of moral reasons over legal reasons, as some argue? Or does the institutional character of law justify its autonomy? Instead, can the authority of law actually govern morality? (keep reading)

Abstract submission

Post-doctoral and doctoral researchers interested in presenting a paper on the workshop subject are invited to submit an abstract (max. 300 words) and a short CV by 30th September, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the selection process results by 10th October, 2021. The deadline for papers (or extended handouts) submission is 20th January, 2022. The accepted papers will be distributed to the participants on 1st February, 2022 and might subsequently be considered for an international joint publication. Meals during the days of the conference will be provided (accommodation is still depending funding confirmation).

For additional information and submission of abstracts, please contact Susana Cadilha (susanacadilha@fcsh.unl.pt) and/ or Jorge Silva Sampaio (jorgesilvasampaio@fd.ulisboa.pt).


Susana Cadilha (Nova School of Social Sciences and Humanities; IFILNOVA – NOVA Institute of Philosophy) and Jorge Silva Sampaio (University of Lisbon – School of Law; CIDP – Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law; LxLTG – Lisbon Legal Theory Group)