The annual jurisprudence lecture to be delivered by Prof David Dyzenhaus
Professor David Dyzenhaus
Wills Memorial Building
Each year the Law School invites a prominent legal philosopher to speak to staff and students in the Slaughter and May Annual Jurisprudence Lecture. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Professor David Dyzenhaus, Professor of Law and Philosophy & Albert Abel Chair at the University of Toronto Law School. Professor Dyzenhaus’s lecture will be held on 26 March 2015.
His paper is entitled, ‘The public conscience of the law: from Hobbes to Hart’. In it, Professor Dyzenhaus argues that Hobbes’ idea that law is a public conscience to which we have a prior obligation of obedience is not authoritarian when set in the context of his legal theory and that the same idea is to be found in Hart. It thus asks people to accept a highly unorthodox picture of two classic philosophers of law.
This is not a public event, but if you wish to attend, please contact Professor Patrick Capps in the Law School.