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The political philosophy of European contract law

Dates:
  • Tue 28 Apr 2020 11.00 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-04-28 11:00 2020-04-28 13:00 Europe/Paris The political philosophy of European contract law

This seminar will be held online using ZOOM. Registered participants will be provided with ZOOM dial-in details.

The aim of the seminar is to explore the relationship between the Europeanisation of contract law and justice. To this end, we will address fundamental political questions of European contract law from the perspectives of leading contemporary political theories.

Session 2: Political philosophy

Subsequently, seminar, then, will provide a similarly brief introduction into normative political philosophy, with a special focus on aspects relevant for (European) contract law. In particular, we will highlight the main traits of some of the leading contemporary political theories, ie utilitarianism, liberal-egalitarianism, libertarianism, communitarianism, civic republicanism and discourse theory. Finally, we will further set the scene by briefly presenting the various pluralities with which any contemporary theory of contract law is confronted, ie the variety of contract types that parties conclude, the different systems of contract law existing in the Member States of the EU (29, at present), the various roles that contract law plays in our lives, and the many values that contract law might embody; the section briefly introduces the different stances one can adopt, as a lawmaker or as a theorist, towards these pluralities, ie monism, pluralism (constrained or unconstrained), and neutralism.

Literature: Manuscript, chapter 2, section 2 and 3

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This seminar will be held online using ZOOM. Registered participants will be provided with ZOOM dial-in details.

The aim of the seminar is to explore the relationship between the Europeanisation of contract law and justice. To this end, we will address fundamental political questions of European contract law from the perspectives of leading contemporary political theories.

Session 2: Political philosophy

Subsequently, seminar, then, will provide a similarly brief introduction into normative political philosophy, with a special focus on aspects relevant for (European) contract law. In particular, we will highlight the main traits of some of the leading contemporary political theories, ie utilitarianism, liberal-egalitarianism, libertarianism, communitarianism, civic republicanism and discourse theory. Finally, we will further set the scene by briefly presenting the various pluralities with which any contemporary theory of contract law is confronted, ie the variety of contract types that parties conclude, the different systems of contract law existing in the Member States of the EU (29, at present), the various roles that contract law plays in our lives, and the many values that contract law might embody; the section briefly introduces the different stances one can adopt, as a lawmaker or as a theorist, towards these pluralities, ie monism, pluralism (constrained or unconstrained), and neutralism.

Literature: Manuscript, chapter 2, section 2 and 3


Location:
Outside EUI premises -

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Prof. Martijn Hesselink (European University Institute)

Contact:
Claudia de Concini (EUI - Law) - Send a mail

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