We are pleased to announce that the 1st IVR (Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) Japan International Conference on “Rule of Law and Democracy” will be held at Doshisha University in Kyoto from 6th to 8th July 2018. The conference will consist of plenary lectures and general sessions. Confirmed lecturers are Associate Prof. Kristen Rundle at the University of Melbourne and Prof. Tetsu Sakurai at Kobe University. Prof. Rundle will deliver the 12th Kobe Lecture, which will be open to the public. The conference’s official language is English.
We invite researchers and graduate students to submit paper proposals for general sessions. Papers on any topics in the areas of legal philosophy, political philosophy, ethics, and applied ethics in a broad sense are welcome, but papers on topics related to the conference’s theme are particularly considered. Panel proposals on any topics in these areas are also invited.
We have a plan to publish selected papers on the conference’s theme in a special issue of some international journal published by a Western publisher.