Iris Murdoch Centre
University of Stirling
The conference will celebrate the career and work of Professor Antony Duff, who for many years has been one of the world’s foremost philosophers of criminal law. His work is powerfully influential throughout the English-speaking world and beyond. In numerous books and scholarly articles, Duff has developed a persuasive liberal-communitarian theory of law and its institutions. His communicative theory of punishment has been central to the recent renaissance of retributivism in the philosophy of criminal law. That theory – along with his classic works on criminal attempts, on responsibility, and on the criminal trial – has shaped the discipline. No scholar can write on these issues without engaging with Duff’s work.
Duff’s writings were the focus of sustained scholarly attention in the recent festschrift, Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff (OUP 2011), edited by Rowan Cruft, Matthew Kramer and Mark Reiff. However, Duff’s work has not yet been the subject of any dedicated conference or workshop. We will bring together scholars – including some participants in the festschrift and other interested parties – to address issues in the philosophy of criminal law. Duff himself will both present his latest thinking in his current project on criminalization, and build on the responses to critics developed in his essay in the festschrift. We anticipate a very exciting event.
***Titles of presentations to be announced shortly***
0900: Tea and coffee
0915-1045: Alon Harel (Hebrew University)
Respondent: Mark Reiff (Manchester)
1100-1230: Tatjana Hoernle (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Respondent: Lindsay Farmer (Glasgow)
1330-1500: Michael Moore (Illinois)
Respondent: Suzanne Uniacke (Hull)
1515-1645: Antje duBois-Pedain (Cambridge)
Respondent: Sharon Cowan (Edinburgh)
1715-1845: Victor Tadros (Warwick)
Respondent: Antony Duff (Stirling/Minnesota)
The organizers gratefully acknowledge funding from the Society for Applied Philosophy, the Scots Philosophical Association, the Aristotelian Society, and the Mind Association.
Please email enquiries to Rowan Cruft.
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Divission of Law and Philosophy
School of Arts and Humanities
University of Stirling
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