Law and Theory Workshop
The workshop takes place fortnightly on Thursdays, 4.15-6.00pm, via Zoom. Link below.
Please note that unless otherwise indicated, the discussion of the texts will be in German.
FS 22: Facts and Fakes
03.03.22. Introductory Session for Students
10.03.22. After the Ordeal: Law and the Age of Post-Truth (Angela Condello) / Sex, Lies, and Videotape: Deep Fakes and Free Speech Delusions (Mary Anne Franks & Ari Ezra Waldman)
24.03.22. Falsehoods and the First Amendment (Cass R. Sunstein)
07.04.22. Algorithmic Decision-Making, Spectrogenic Profiling, and Hyper-Facticity in the Age of Post-Truth (Richard Weiskopf)
05.05.22. The Task of Critique in Times of Post-Truth Politics (Sebastian Schindler)
19.05.22. We Have Never Been Anti-Science: Reflections on Science Wars and Post-Truth (Michael Lynch) / Is Truth to Post-Truth what Modernism is to Postmodernism? Heidegger, the Humanities, and the Demise of Common-Sense (Klaus Benesch)
Meeting-ID: 664 5976 4624
Autumn 21: Legal Anthropology
Spring 2021: Law and Emotions
Autumn 2020: Law and Futurity
Spring 2020: Legal Fictions
Autumn 2019: The Nature of Legal Personhood
Spring 2019: Theories of Self-Determination
Autumn 2018: The Media of Law
Spring 2018: Constructing the Other
Autumn 2017: Law - Truth or Technology?
The law and theory workshop is a fortnightly gathering of students, PhDs, postdocs and staff, who meet to discuss select essays and book chapters on key legal and theoretical issues. Each semester is organised around a particular thematic focus, which is looked at from a range of critical perspectives.
The workshop provides a relaxed space for open discussion and exchange. As much as it is an intellectual exercise for members of the institute, it is also designed as an opportunity for students to gain exposure to advanced critical reading and thinking in law and theory.