IRSL 2019, University of Torino
19-20 September 2019
Hosted by the University of Torino, LabOnt, Circe
THE REASONABLE INTERPRETER
Perspectives on legal and non legal semiotics
Legal normativity is nowadays characterized by many forms. Multi-level governance amplifies this attitude: there are different judges, different courts, and many codes (aesthetic, digital, etc) can now be recalled as valid arguments in legal reasoning.
The 2019 Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law addresses this plural and many-sided attitude of legal discourse from the perspective of the interpreter of the legal text. What is the role of reasonableness in legal hermeneutics today?
Against this background, the conference will address issues such as: can algorithms be considered as the new topoi of legal science? How are legal semiotics and legal rhetorics interconnected? Is there still room for pathos and ethos within a reasoning that makes reference to big data? Therefore, and, most importantly: how are legal and non-legal semiotics connected today? And can this relationship be traced back to antiquity?
Abstracts of 300 words (max.) should be submitted by March 28th, 2019 to Angela Condello (Organizer) (firstname.lastname@example.org), Paolo Heritier (Organizer) (email@example.com), Massimo Leone (Organizer) (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jenny Ponzo (Organizer) (email@example.com), and Anne Wagner (President of IRSL) (firstname.lastname@example.org) with participation decisions made by April 15th, 2019.
Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (Springer: http://www.springer.com/lawjournal11196) or for inclusion in an edited volume.