Frankfurt Workshop

XXV. World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

“Inter-Legalities. Adapting Private Law to A Technological Age”

August 18, 2011, Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
organized by Bertram Keller and Dan Wielsch

Our societies are more and more governed by private interactions and private law regulation. In the technological age private governance grows global. Big industrial projects as well as science in general transcend boundaries. The problems remain. The politics of private law is not purely a state policy any more. The policies spring of spontaneous privates orders themselves. Thus, the different politics of private regulation or law depend on underlying implicit theories. This PLT workshop aims to clarify what unifies, distinguishes, and relates different theoretical approaches to private law. It does not want to develop shared definitions or concepts among scholars, but to establish a forum that reflects the diversity of approaches. It might disclose the continuous process redefining the institutional boundaries and the foundations of private law. The workshop aims to open the floor for an active dialogue among private law theories.


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