Friday, October 11, 2019
According to the Continuity Argument: (1) morality is usually continuous (namely, a gradual change in one variable triggers a gradual change in another); (2) the law should usually track morality; (3) therefore, the law should often be continuous.
This talk will review challenges concerning this argument related to interesting debates in Moral Philosophy and Philosophy of Law.
Re’em Segev is an Associate Professor in Hebrew University’s Faculty of Law. He studied at Hebrew University (LL.B. summa cum laude, LL.M. magna cum laude, Ph.D.) and held visiting positions at Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley and NYU. His research interests are moral philosophy and philosophy of law. His work has appeared in journals such as the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Utilitas, University of Toronto Law Journal, Law & Philosophy, Criminal Law & Philosophy and Criminal Justice Ethics.
Established in 2010, this program offers professors from UBC’s Allard School of Law and Hebrew University’s Faculty of Law the opportunity to foster academic and research collaboration. Canadian Friends of Hebrew University provided funding for the program’s initial years. From 2013 to the spring of 2019, the program was named in honour of Mitchell H. Gropper, QC after a successful fundraising initiative to support the program’s continuation and to recognize Mr. Gropper.
This event qualifies for 1 CPD credit. Light lunch provided.