Human Rights, Rule of Law and the Contemporary Social Challenges in Complex Societies: Proceedings of the XXVI World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

by Marcelo Galuppo, Mônica Sette Lopes, Lucas Gontijo, Karine Salgado, Thomas Bustamante (eds.)

1st ed., Belo Horizonte: Initia Via, 2015, 3159p. ISBN: 978-85-64912-59-5.

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Descrição: "The conference was organized by the Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) – IVR and by a Associação Brasileira de Filosofia do Direito e de Sociologia do Direito (Brazilian Association for Philosophy of Law and Sociology of Law) – ABRAFI and took place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais’ Campus, from July 21 through July 27, 2015. The papers published in the Proceedings were presented during the Conference in many Working Groups and Special Workshops, which represent the significant diversity of themes and subjects discussed by the participants from all over the world. They express the high leveled research and the creative endeavor of each author, and help us to understand the broad and distinct perspectives in order to understand Law from the standpoint of the main theme of this Conference: Human Rights, Rule of Law and the Contemporary Social Challenges in Complex Societies." - Marcelo Galuppo, Mônica Sette Lopes, Lucas de Alvarenga Gontijo, Karine Salgado, Thomas Bustamante.


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Introduction | Introdução:


Hans Kelsen today: Relativism, Democracy and Constitutionalism

Kelsen and Justice (Hannele Isola-Miettinen):


Aristotle and the Philosophy of Law: Justice and Society

Good men aren’t enough: the dialectics between the law and the practical virtue in the Aristotelian thought: the philosophy between normative and critical approaches (Marcella Furtado de Magalhães Gomes):

An historical evaluation of constitutional principles from Aristotle’s Politics for Human Rights (Lourenço Torres):


E-Justice and Governance

E-Citizenship: observations from the theory of communication of Lee Thayer (Ricardo Menna Barreto):

Open source software, access to knowledge and software licensing (Marcella Furtado de Magalhães Gomes, Roberto Vasconcelos Novaes & Mariana Guimarães Becker):


Creating legal facts and norms through Interdisciplinary Research

The Ontological Nature of Value on Miguel Reale’s Tridimensional Theory of Law (Alan Mariano Bezerra de Carvalho):


Property and Human Rights in Globalisation: an engagement

The missing link between property law and labour law (Martin Dumas):


Communicational Theory of Law

Communicational Theory of Law and topology of juridical legitimacy (Henrique Mello):

Legal validity as membership (Félix Francisco Sánchez Díaz):

Communicational Theory of Law and tax computerization (Guilherme Lopes de Moraes):

Legal dogmatic and theory of texts (Gregorio Robles):

The Communicational Theory of Law (CTL) and the language of jurists (Aurelio de Prada García):

Intertextuality among legal subsystems: the Brazilian tax experience on “revenue”, “tax” and “inputs” (Cecilia Priscila de Souza & Fernando Gomes Favacho):


Give Marxism what it deserves! Law and the Social
Analysis: Is Marxism Still an Opportunity?

The “syndrome” of legislative reforms in Brazil: criticism of the institutionalization of law in peripheral capitalism (Carolina Alves Vestena):


Redefining relationships between Public Law
and Private Law in the Era of Globalization

Sovereignty in a world of tangled legal orders (Mirlir Cunha):


Political obligation and political legitimacy

The paradox of popular sovereignty (Saulo Monteiro de Matos):

An ontological turn of political obligation (Hirohide Takikawa):


Bioethics, argumentation and human rights

Biomedical Principles: systematic aspects (Oscar Vergara):


AICOL – AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems

Complexity as a metatheory on relations between Law and sustainable development (André Folloni):


Concepts and Conceptions of Law

Hart’s conception of Law (Diego Fonseca Mascarenhas):

The influence of Ethics in the concept of Law: questions about the actual stage of the “Hart-Dworkin” (Leonardo Figueiredo Barbosa):

Analysis and criticism of Kelsen’s arguments for a necessary relation between law and coercion (João Vitor Penna e Silva):

Compatibility between content-based judicial review and the dynamic principle in Hans Kelsen’s theory (Gabriel Santos Lima & Vitor Marcellino Tavares da Silva):

The Pure Theory of Law: the transcendental argument and the criticism to reductivism (Filipe A. O. Rodrigues):


Alexy’s Theory of Law

Fundamental social rights as subjective rights (Cláudia Toledo):


Critical Theory and Law in and after Habermas

Judicial procedure and argumentation: how much discursive is the legal discourse? (André L. S. Coelho):


Law and Music 

Law and Music: human rights protection and the song “Dom Quixote” (Ariane Shermam Morais Vieira & Rosana Ribeiro Felisberto):


Cities as networks of meanings: discursive
plurality and the right to the city

The pursuit of recognition of deficient citizens: the privileged example of the (lack of) urban mobility (Álvaro Augusto Lauff Machado & Adriano Sant’Ana Pedra):

The relation between legal pluralism, lack of human rights and crisis of the social State (Adriana Goulart de Sena Orsini & Natália de Souza Neves):

Popular participation in the Municipal Housing Council of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Maria Tereza Fonseca Dias):

The street carnival of Rio de Janeiro as an exercise of the right to the city (Gustavo Silveira Siqueira & Pedro Henrique Ramos Prado Vasques):

The city as a mosaic: Law, otherness and dialectic perspective (Maria Coeli Simões Pires & Mila Batista Leite Corrêa da Costa):

Public participation and recognition: an analysis of Vila Viva program (Aline Rose Barbosa Pereira & Thaís Lopes Santana Isaías):


Reinventing Legal Philosophy in Iberoamerica?

Lusophone jurisprudence in Iberoamerican Legal Philosophy (Paulo Ferreira da Cunha):


Towards a Normative Jurisprudence?

On how law is not like chess: Dworkin and the theory of conceptual types (Ronaldo Porto Macedo Junior):


Kant’s Concept of Law

Compatibility of the moral foundation of Law in Kant with the theory of reflective judgment and the Kantian theory of revolution (Maria Lucia de Paula Oliveira):


Citizenship and access to justice in the democratic order

A new rhetoric for a new justice and democratic order (Marco Antônio Sousa Alves):

The myth of constitutional neutrality Adjudication and democracy (Cássio Corrêa Benjamin & Tiago Lopes Coelho):

Judgment and justice: an Arendtian vision (Christina Miranda Ribas):

Citizenship and cordiality: notes on the relationship between justice and friendship (Maria Cecília Pedreira de Almeida):

Blood for peace: a case of study of law and violence (Karla Pinhel Ribeiro):


Innovational methodology in the teaching of Law

Using a virtual plataform in the teaching of Law (Cristiane Silva Kaitel):


Autonomy and paternalism: searching for a socially built normativity for the contemporary private law

The acceptable limits of public intervention in private activity (Luiz Flávio Paína Resende Alves, Paulo Antônio Machado da Silva Filho, Ticiane Moraes Franco & Virgínia Afonso de Oliveira Morais da Rocha):

The tax as an inducing instrument of individuals behaviors (Luiz Flávio Paína Resende Alves, Paulo Antônio Machado da Silva Filho, Ticiane Moraes Franco  & Virgínia Afonso de Oliveira Morais da Rocha):

The intervenue of public law in private law: Brazilian reality (Juliana Falci Sousa Rocha Cunha):

Liberals, Communitarians, Republicans and the intervention of the State in the private sphere (Rafael Rodrigues Pereira):

The efficacy of the fundamental right to health in private legal relations established between health insurance companies and their customers (Rodolpho Barreto Sampaio Júnior & Thiago Penido Martins):

Solidarity in the private relations: a study about the fundamental duties (Bruna Lyra Duque & Adriano Sant’Ana Pedra):


The political activity of judiciary

On the origins of Rule of Law and the meta-physics of institutions (Bruno Meneses Lorenzetto):

The right to justification and the Rule of Law: towards a “justifiable” legal argumentation theory (Rafael Cascardo Cardoso dos Santos):

Judicial process, jurisdiction and the tension between Constitutionalism and Democracy (William Soares Pugliese):


Legal Philosophical Pluralism 

Universal International Law? A challenge and a contribution from the peoples in the South (Henrique Weil Afonso):


The philosophy of the limits to freedom of speech 

The freedom of speech in the network society: new forms of controlling information (Marco Antônio Sousa Alves):


Law as Literature: Memory and Oblivion

Featured expressions of the relationship between Law and Literature in Argentina (Miguel Angel Ciuro Caldani):

Considerarions about memory and oblivion in Law from the short story ‘Pai Contra Mãe’, by Machado de Assis (Leonela Otilia Sauter Soares):

The role of Literature in promoting and effecting Human Rights (Laura Degaspare Monte Mascaro):

Schlinks’s “Der Vorleser” and the concept of Truth (Maria Clara Calheiros):


Institutional Philosophy and Institutional Theory

The systemic effects as a legitimate aspect in Institutional Theory (Maíra Almeida & Henrique Rangel Viviane A. da Silva):

Institutional analysis and epistemology of values in Law: an outline (Maciej Pichlak):


Law and Technology: the fusion of Law and Information Technology

From Pontes de Miranda to Mireille Delmas-Marty: a journey to review the theory of sources of Law to accommodate the new rights generated by the nanotechnological revolution (Wilson Engelmann):


Pragmatism and Legal Theory

Inferencialist Pragmatism and Dworkin’s “Law as Integrity” (Thiago Lopes Decat):

Another Pragmatism: the Scandinavian legal thought (Jean-Baptiste Pointel):


Law and literature: experiences from my country

Yugoslav Literature under (Il) Legal Censorship: 1945-1990 (Dijana Zrnić):

Incestum: love or a criminal act? (Mirjana Bogunović):

Machado de Assis and the struggle for recognition (Hugo Schayer Sabino):

Law and literature: the experience of jus literary discussion introduced in Universidade Federal do Pará, Brasil (Victor Russo Fróes Rodrigues):


Legal Argumentation

The Dworkin’s answer to Posner’s Economic Analysis of Law on Bush v. Gore Supreme Court decision (Bernardo Gonçalves Fernandes, Raphaela Borges David & Daniel Felipe Paiva):


Derrida and Law

Derrida on the Death Penalty (Theresa Calvet de Magalhães):

Derrida on Friendship and Sovereignty (Marcelo Andrade Cattoni de Oliveira):


Changing idea of legal personhood: interdisciplinary perspective

The concept of person as an emergent phenomenon (Fabio Queiroz Pereira & Jordhana Mª V. V. C. Costa Gomes):


The Idea of Justice from the viewpoints of Legal Philosophy

Nicomachean Ethics and the theory of Justice as the centerpiece of thearistotelian anthropology (Marcella Furtado de Magalhães Gomes & Roberto Vasconcelos Novaes):

Soft science, hard puzzle: can we handle John Roemer´s Justice algorithm? (Nuria López):

Aristotle on Justice and Law: Koinonia, Justice and Politeia (Giovanni Bombelli):


VII Jornada Brasileira de Filosofia do Direito

Pensar o Direito em português (Paulo Ferreira da Cunha):

A influência de J. C. Salgado na produção científica em Filosofia do Direito na Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Laura Souza Lima e Brito):

Pode-se prescindir da ideia de contrato social como parâmetro para uma teoria da justiça relevante? Alguns inconvenientes da abordagem comparativa de Amartya Sen (Fábio Creder):

Solidariedade e deveres fundamentais da pessoa humana (Adriano Sant’Ana Pedra):

Por uma retórica construtiva no Direito: esclarecimento e completude (Lourenço Torres):


The Natural Law Tradition

Natural Law: Classic and Modern? (Paulo Ferreira da Cunha):


The many identities of Private Law

On the concept of subjectivity in the promissory theory of contracts from the perspective of Paul Ricoeur’s philosophy (Marcin Pieniążek & Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski):


Questions of fact and legal reasoning

The use of scientific arguments: thinking like an expert (Margarida Lacombe Camargo):

Analogical reasoning, deductive reasoning and their relationship with the enquiry of the facts of the case (Carlos Magno de Abreu Neiva):


Cultural Turn and Philosophy of Law and State

Multicultural character of Brazilian constitutionalism: self-determination of peoples in the 1988 Constitution and the legacy of José Bonifácio (Renata Anatólio Loureiro & Danyele da Silva Machado):

Culturalism and Fundamental Rights (Raoni Bielschowsky):

Communitarianism and the rescue of Hegel’s conception of freedom (Rodrigo Antonio Calixto Mello):


Politics is conflict: Carl Schmitt and our time

Discussion, conflict and exception: Carl Schmitt and the not quite new paradigm of lawmaking (Eduardo Carone Costa Júnior):

Carl Schmitt: critic of Positivism (Fernando José Armando Ribeiro):


Justice and the question of violence

Identity, violence, reason and justice: the debate between Amartya Sen and Jonathan Glover (Fábio Creder):

The potential of testimony in transitional justice: what truth can it bring to light? (Laura Degaspare Monte Mascaro):


Democracy, Social Justice and Labor

The State in crisis: biopolitics and the state of exception (Elsa Cristine Bevian):

Working time in Brazil: unconstitutionality direct actions filed in the Federal Supreme Court between 1988 and 2012 (Eleonora Kira Valdez de Moura):

The reduction of the weekly working journey to 40 hours in Brazil: a contemporary debate (Roberta Dantas de Mello):

Constitutionality control about working matters in Brazil between 1988 and 2012  (Sayonara Grillo, Leonardo Coutinho da Silva & Eleonora Kira Valdez de Moura):

The question of irregular migrant workers between a rights based international approach and national regulation (Daniela Muradas Reis & Pedro Augusto Gravatá Nicoli):

The equal legal treatment of paternity leave and maternity leave: the path to equality sexist labor market (Maria Cecília Máximo Teodoro & Miriam Parreiras de Souza):

Pre-contractual discrimination towards different types of disabilities: the infra-discrimination on the employer’s choice (Maria Rosaria Barbato & Flávia Souza Máximo Pereira):

The Pension Fund as an additional labour and pension instrument for promoting social inclusion in the Democratic Rule-of-Law State (Érica Fernandes Teixeira):


Freedom from poverty and a decent standard of living from a social justice and Human Rights perspective

Reflections on the concept of poverty and social change in Brazil: an analysis of the “Bolsa Família” program (Tainah Simões Sales):


Truth and objectivity: in Law and morals

Truth, hermeneutics and judicial decision (Fernando José Armando Ribeiro):


Discrimination: Philosophical and Jurisprudential Issues

Philosophical and Jurisprudential Issues on Domestic Violence and Gender Discrimination (Marcia Nina Bernardes):


Legal Reasoning

Precedent as a typological term upon the Court of Justice of the European Union Decisions (Bartosz Greczner):

The right to justification and the Rule of Law: towards a “justifiable” legal argumentation theory (Rafael Cascardo Cardoso dos Santos):

Law and science in public hearings: between the legislator’s discretion and scientific (un)certainty of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (Margarida Lacombe Camargo):

To whom it serves to conciliate? Reflections on the access to justice in neoliberal times (Gabriela Maia Rebouças & Mariana de Faro Felizola):

Law and Democracy

Regnum legis hic et nunc (Daniel Nunes Pereira):

From autonomy to democracy (Mou Chengwen):

The hardships faced in the path of democratisation: democratisation against conservatism and Turkish experience (Zeynep Üskül Engin):

Democracy in the presence of liberalism and its enemies: the history of a concept (Laurenio Sombra):

Between agreement and disagreement: a search for the best conception of democratic jurisprudence (Ana Luisa de Navarro Moreira):

Interpreting Law: democracy and decision procedures (André Almeida Villani):

Transitional justice and Brazilian amnesty law: a study on their democratic legitimacy (Ronaldo Louzada, Bernardo Segundo & Adriano Sant’Ana Pedra):

State power legitimacy in Brazilian democracy (Luciana Cristina de Souza):

Law, democracy and public reason: an analysis of constitutional justice from the thought of John Rawls (Bruno Camilloto Arantes & Vanessa Nunes Kaut):


Human Rights

Technique, Dehumanization and Human Rights (Eduardo C. B. Bittar):

Human dignity in the moral discourse of social justice for people with severe or extreme mental disabilities (Ana Paula Barbosa-Fohrmann):

Human Rights: pragmatic utility, theoretical approach and complex societies (Giovanni Bombelli):

Human rights: has the present economic crisis proven Bentham was right? (Maria Clara da Cunha Calheiros de Carvalho):

Fundamental social rights and existenzminimum (Cláudia Toledo):



The rhetoric of resignification: the hidden face of spiritualist scientism in Pontes de Miranda and the effect of opacity (André Lucas Fernandes):

Preserved sophistic rhetoric as part of Aristotle legacy to the history of legal persuasion (Lourenço Torres):


International Law

Universal International Law? a challenge and a contribution from the peoples in the South (Henrique Weil Afonso):

Sovereignty in a world of tangled legal orders (Mirlir Cunha):


Judicial Decision Making

Subjectivity and judicial decision: a philosophical approach (André Martins Brandão):

The role of procedural dialogue in the democratic system and the risks of judgment standardization in Brazilian Law (Flávia Almeira Pita):

The judicial activism as an evidence of the fragility of fundamental rights towards the Weberian political-administrative system (Sérgio Luiz Barbosa Neves):

For a judicial decision theory between ontological hermeneutic and epistemological hermeneutic (João Víctor Nascimento Martins):


Bioethics and Biopolitics

Law, mental health care and the public health system: achievements and vulnerabilities of the Brazilian model (Márcia Araújo Sabino de Freitas):

Posthumanism and equality (Denis Franco Silva):



A paradigm for Law (Nuria López):

On fallacies and fundamentals of legal argumentation (André Ferreira Leite de Paula):

Semantic constructions and Law (Lourenço Torres):

Restrictions on fundamental rights: an interpretation in the light of Friedrich Müller´s structural theory of law (Débora Dossiatti de Lima & Nestor Castilho Gomes):

Constitutional interpretation in Philosophy of Law beyond interpretivism and non-interpretivism (Bernardo Gonçalves Fernandes):

Changes in Constitutional interpretation about fundamental rights: conditions And Limits (Adriano Sant’Ana Pedra):

Gadamer‘s dialectics and its basis on Hegel‘s theory (Danilo Ribeiro Peixoto, Nathália Lipovetsky e Silva & Ricardo Henrique Carvalho Salgado):


Law and State

Decentralization: new values and new rights (Juan Alberto del Real Alcalá):

Is there a Marxist presence in the 1988 Brazilian Constitution? (Rodrigo Augusto Suzuki Dias Cintra & Daniel Francisco Nagao Menezes):

Legitimate power: Law and the theory of sovereignty (Rodrigo Augusto Suzuki Dias Cintra & Daniel Francisco Nagao Menezes):

Corporate governance and the financial crisis: the new paradigm of the rule of law after the collapse (Dawid Bunikowski):

On demarcation problem between libertarianism and neoliberalism (Hashimoto Tsutomu):

Law under Fascim: Fascism anarchy of the monopolistic bourgeois power (Marcus Vinícius Giraldes Silva):


Personhood and Private Law

Humor and damages: civil liability for offensive jokes in Brazil (João Paulo Capelotti):

Abuse of dominant position: function versus structure in outwardly equal contractual relationships (Ana Letícia Salomão e Ribeiro):

On the concept of subjectivity in the promissory theory of contracts from the perspective of Paul Ricoeur’s philosophy (Marcin Pieniążek):

The supremacy of the consumer and the redefinition of the notion of citizenship in supercapitalism (Felipe Meira Marques):

Searching the validity fundament of Civil Law in a post-national order (Daniella Bernucci Paulino, Rodolpho Barreto Sampaio Júnior & Thiago Penido Martins):

The naturalization of the legal entity in the Brazilian legal system (Sergio Marcos Carvalho de Ávila Negri):


Society, Culture and Law

Equality and justice in children’s rights (Patrícia Pereira Cava &Ernani Santos Schmidt):

Global logic and surrender: how to think about the antipodes (KoryGonzález-Luis, PhD):

 From Art to Politics: challenging representation (Lucas de Oliveira Gelape & Thiago Álvares Feital):

The “authoritarian culture” in a historical perspective: a comparative study between the mafiosi police in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires (Luciana Araújo de Paula):

The recognition of new social actors and the checkmate of statutory law (Maria Fernanda Salcedo Repolês):

 Labour Law and its essential nature within the capitalist scene of the 21st Century (Érica Fernandes Teixeira):


Public Policies, Politics and Law

Accessory tax obligations from the perspective of the fundamental duties theory (Henrique da Cunha Tavares & Adriano Sant'Ana Pedra):

Between two worlds: human rights and public policies (Eric Santos Lima):

Neoliberal hegemony versus social justice (Natalia Pais Álvarez):

 Semiotic analysis of tributary incidence matrix-rule (Piera Paula Schnaider do Nascimento):

A hermeneutical review of the principle of legality in tax law (Sarah Amarante de Mendonça Cohen):


History of Law

Jurisprudential Ghetto of Zionism (Luís Homem):

Fundo Clamor: Memories of stories of human rights violations during military dictatorships in Brazil and in the Southern Cone (Anna Flávia Arruda Lanna Barreto):

Critics of Human Rights from a historical perspective (Birden Güngören Bulgan):

Unconditional legitimacy of Law: collaboration with the Nazism (Álvaro Ricardo de Souza Cruz & Bernardo Augusto Ferreira Duarte):


Philosophy of Law: important issues

The freedom as subjective right in the William of Ockham’s thought (Gabriel Lima Marques):

Consilience and Macrophilosophy: contributions to a post-disciplinary Philosophy of Law (Renato César Cardoso):

Communitarianist perspective of fundamental rights: issues about the objective dimension (Raoni Macedo Bielschowsky & Rodrigo Antonio Calixto de Pina Gomes Mello):


Theory of Law

General Law versus Specific Law (Rodrigo Augusto Suzuki Dias Cintra & Daniel Francisco Nagao Menezes):

From Pontes de Miranda to Mireille Delmas-Marty: a journey to review the theory of sources of law to accommodate the new rights generated by nanotechnological revolution (Wilson Engelmann):

Norms, Semantics and Ontology (Wagner de Campos Sanz):

Questions of fact and questions of law: distinction and consequences (Gabriel Cabral &Luiz Felipe Teves de P. Sousa):


Law and the Communication Processes

Lights, camera, jurisdiction: communication technology and the myth of transparent justice in Brazil (Joana Machado de Souza):

Judging online hate speech: challenges brought by the perspective of recognition (Anna Clara Lehmann Martins):


Law Epistemology

Methodology in comparative legal studies (Leonardo Machado Pontes):

 Legal Research: empirical analysis, philosophical work and the “non research” kind of studies (Alexandre Veronese & Roberto Fragale Filho):


Kelsen and Law Theory

Kelsen’s legal theory, indetermination and completeness in law (J. Alberto del Real Alcalá):

From ought-to-be to ought-to-do: semantic investigation in Kelsen and Castañeda (Gustavo Vieira Vilar Garcia):


Theories of Justice

The countermajoritarian theory: a philosophical perspective on rawlsean public reason (Carlos Bolonha, Gabriella Costa, Igor de Lazari & Marina Rezende):

Police-Community Partnership Forum (FKPM) as a means of implementing Restorative Justice: study Case in Lasem, Rembang, Central Java, Indonesia (Ferry Fathurokhman):

Laïcité and the affaires des foulard: an analysis based on the work of John Rawls (Camila Sombra Muiños de Andrade):

Can one dispense with the idea of social contract as parameter for a relevant theory of justice? Some disadvantages of Amartya Sen’s Comparative Approach (Fábio Creder):


Law, Art and Narrativeness

The voice under arrest in The Queen of the Prisons of Greece, by Osman Lins: an analysis of Paul Ricoeur´s concepts of subject of right and of narrative identity (Hilda Helena Soares Bentes):

Law & Literature: justice and vengeance on Shakespeare and Aeschylus tragedies (Fernanda Borges da Costa):


Law and Ethics

Universality, ethical community, and human rights in Lima Vaz (Laura Souza Lima e Brito):

Ethical pluralism as a lesson in humility for lawyers (Beata Polanowska-Sygulska):


Cities and their issues

Cultural heritage and urban protection legislation (Marina Salgado):

The social function of urban property (Marina Salgado):

The rule of law on a plural society under the perspective of realist culturalism: considerations on a Brazilian urban development case (Alan Mariano Bezerra de Carvalho):

Right to the city as a condition to the effectiveness of social rights: the possibility of judicial activism and public space (Alessandro Bruce Lied Padilha &Giuliana Redin):


Dworkin’s perspectives on the knowlege of law

Influence of ethics in the concept of law: questions about the actual stage of the “Hart-Dworkin” debate (Leonardo Figueiredo Barbosa):


Hobbes and his thinking

The presence of Hobbes and Machiavelli in authoritarian thinking in Brazil and Germany in the Decade 30 (Rodrigo Augusto Suzuki Dias Cintra & Daniel Francisco Nagao Menezes):

From Leviathan State to Leviathan Executive: an institutional perspective of Brazilian powers behavior (Henrique Rangel, Carlos Bolonha & Viviane Almeida):


Justice and Public Policies

Neoliberal hegemony versus social Justice (Natalia Pais Álvarez):


Law and Education

Is it possible to have an egological model of legal education? (Diego Luna):

Tax education as an instrument of social change (Ana Cecília Bezerra de Aguiar & Fernanda Castelo Branco Araujo):

Teaching law in basic education: research method (Anaína Clara de Melo):


War and International Law

Terrorism, state of exception and human rights: a look towards the perverted economic face of the ‘declared war’ (Rosa Maria Zaia Borges):

Deconstructing Terrorism: trauma, perversions and auto-immunities (Augusto Jobim do Amaral):

Targeted killings: legal and ethical justifications (Tomasz Żuradzki):

The paradigm of Post-War: the construction of a myth (Lara Freire Bezerra de Sant’Anna):


Criminal Law issues

Criminal law and cultural diversity: a philosophical approach (from a European Standpoint) (Stefano Biancu):


Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Humans rights and national minority rights in the European community plan (Carla Ribeiro Volpini Silva & Ana Marina de Castro):


Alexy’s theory

Some Critics to Robert Alexy’s “Claim to Correctness” (Edna Felício Torres Câmara, MSc, Phd Candidate & Melanie Merlin de Andrade, MSc):

The role of precedent in the rational control of judicial decision from the perspective of the Theory of Legal Argumentation by Robert Alexy (Maira Portes):

Consensual weighting by arbitration and the Alexy’s theory of argumentation (L’Inti Ali Miranda Faiad & Lossian Barbosa Bacelar Miranda):


Democracy, Participation and Representation

Fair voting in the electronic age (Wade L. Robison):

The Presidency and the Executive Branch: a philosophical approach to the parameters for interpretation and decision-making authority (Carlos Bolonha, Igor de Lazari, Berbardo Zettel & Camila Marques):

Personified Executive Power and Discredited Legislative Power: prospects of a failure democratic model (Bernardo Supranzetti de Moraes & Jacqueline Ferreira Torres):


Classical Natural Law

O caráter complementar entre retórica, filosofia e direito em Cícero: a concepção de uma totalidade física, ética e política na relação entre a retórica e outros saberes (Fernando Joaquim Ferreira Maia):


After World War II Philosophy of Law

De-constructing the modernity in epistemology: critical analysis of postmodernism (Alex Feitosa de Oliveira & Felipe Meira Marques):

Post-positivist Philosophy of Law and a Theory of Judgment of Justice: Kant, Arendt and the contemporary debate (Maria Lucia de Paula Oliveira):

Human Rights between tolerance and hospitality: an essay from the though of Jacques Derrida (Gustavo Oliveira de Lima Pereira):

The trial in Guimarães Rosa’s novel Grande Sertão: Veredas” (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands or The Devil in the Street, in the Middle of the Whirlwind): narratives from my country (Vera Karam & Edna Câmara):

Basic theses for a rhetorical philosophy of law (João Maurício Adeodato):

The Law – Just For Jurists? (Wolfgang Kahlig & Eleonora Kahlig):