ENS,48 Boulevard de Jourdan 75014 PARIS Salle R5-35

15/10/2019 de 10h à 12h

Legal Theory Master Class I.

Wil Waluchow
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

H.L.A. Hart’s Inclusive Legal Positivism Time:

English & French

10.15-10.30 Registration
10.30–10.45 Welcome
10.45-11.30 Keynote
11.30-12.00 Q & A


14.00-15.00 Informal discussion
15.00 Closing

In his talk, Professor Waluchow outlines and defends Hart’s Inclusive Legal Positivism, a theory that accepts the possibility that legal validity might in some instances depend on law’s conformity with moral requirements. In defending Hart’s Inclusive Positivism, he draws on the way in which it reflects both the conventional foundations of law and the many ways in which law is capable of influencing our practical reasoning—sometimes for the better