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Workshop - Multi Valued Law and Multivalent Logic

The workshop is designed to explore the application of new forms of logic, and notably multivalent logic, to the relations of legal orders in a time of globalisation. The workshop will bring together logicians, legal philosophers and specialists in public and private international law, EU law, constitutional law and private law.

Confirmed speakers include:

Nicholas Barber, Oxford
Christine Bell, Ulster  
Janneke Gerards, Nijmegen
Patrick Glenn, McGill/NIAS/HiiL
Jaap Hage, Maastricht  
Andrew Halpin, Swansea
John Horty, Maryland/NIAS
Vicki Jackson, Georgetown
Oren Perez, Bar-Ilan
Henry Prakken, Utrecht/Groningen
Graham Priest, Melbourne
Chaim Saiman, Villanova
Lionel Smith, McGill

Programme Friday, 17 June 2011

08:30 – 09:00
Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:15
Opening remarks by Sam Muller, Director, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law, H. Patrick Glenn

09:15 – 10:00
H. Patrick Glenn, ‘Choice of Logic and Choice of Law’

10:00 – 10:45
Henry Prakken, ‘Formal Models of Legal Argumentation’

10:45 – 11:15

11:15 – 12:00
Janneke Gerards, ‘Pragmatism, Minimalism and the Margin of Appreciation: The European Court of Human Rights’ Answer to Diversity’

12:00 – 12:45
Jaap Hage, ‘Different law, different logic’


13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45
Vicki Jackson, ‘Multivalence and U.S. Constitutional Law’

14:45 – 15:30
Andrew Halpin, ‘The Move from Bivalent to Multivalent Logic, as Misapplication’

15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 16:45
Graham Priest, ‘When Laws Conflict: an Application of the Method of Chunk and Permeate’

16:45 – 17:30
Chaim Saiman, ‘Jewish Law: One God, No State, and (too) many legal answers’




Saturday, 18 June 2011

09:00 – 09:45
Oren Perez, ‘Fuzzy Law’

09:45 – 10:30
Lionel Smith, ‘The Trust and Multivalence’

10:30 – 10:50

10:50 – 11:35
Nicholas Barber, ‘Legal Pluralism and the European Union’

11:35 – 12:20
Christine Bell, ‘Constituent Power and the Move from Binary Legal Analysis in Deeply Divided Societies’


12:30 – 13:30


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