David Brax


The Swedish Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

David Brax

David Brax received his doctoral degree in practical philosophy from Lund University in 2009 after defending his dissertation Hedonism as the Explanation of Value in which he argues for a naturalistic reduction of value to pleasure. His main research interests are moral philosophy, metaethics and the philosophy of law, and he specializes in hate crime legislation in Sweden and Europe.


In 2010 Brax joined the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (FLoV) at the University of Gothenburg. From 2014 through 2016, he there runs the research project “Hate Crime Legislation in Europe” as a postdoc at the Centre for European Research (CERGU). Brax is also affiliated with the Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health (CELAM) at the University of Gothenburg and on the advisory board of the International Network for Hate Studies (INHS).



Personal website: http://david.brax.nu




- The 29th IVR World Congress "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity" will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland from 7-13 July 2019.


- On August 24th 2017 the conference "Evidence, Disagreement & Rights" will take place at Uppsala University. Contact and registration: Sebastian Reyes Molina.


- Sebastián Reyes Molina has been appointed treasurer in IVR Sweden.


- The XXVIII IVR World Congress will be held in Lisbon 17-21 July 2017


- The next annual conference of IVR Sweden will be held in Karlstad on 8-9 May 2017. Read the programme.


- The section in Philosophy of Law of the Philosophy Days 2017 in Uppsala is now open. Send your abstract before April 15 to present your research in August 2017. Read more on registration and abstracts.


- IVR XXVIIIth World Congress originally planned in Istanbul will not take place. See Letter by the President of International IVR.


- Special issue published on European New Legal Realism in Retfaerd Nordic Journal of Law and Justice (Vol. 39, No 4, 2016) ed. Elisabeth Eneroth


- Filosofidagarna, a major event for philosophers in Sweden, will be held in Uppsala on 25-27 August 2017. We are launching a section of Philosophy of Law! Brian Leiter will give the key-note. Call for abstracts will be online soon, you are very welcome to present your research at this event.


- Two new PhD students in Philosophy of Law are starting in 2017 at The Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University: Elena Prats and Tommaso Braida will work in the project Civis Sum.


- Two new doctoral students started working in Jurisprudence at Gothenburg University: Kristina Hultegård and David Jivegård.


- (NB cancelled, see announcement above) Next IVR World Congress is scheduled to be held in Istanbul 17-21 July 2017. IVR Sweden has issued a communication that has been sent to the International IVR.



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