David Brax

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).

Contact: david.brax@gu.se

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


- The annual meeting of IVR Sweden will take place in Linköping the 27th - 28th of August. Save the Date. More information to come. 

- Patricia Mindus is promoted to Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University, the first woman in that position since 1477 when the University was founded.

- Patricia Mindus publishes the book Hacia una teoría funcionalista de la ciudadanía

- IVR Sweden holds its annual conference in Stockholm, May 23-24, 2019. Read invitation and programme.

- The "Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism Conference 2" is held in i Stockholm on April 22-25, 2019. Read programme.

- Programme, spring 2019, for the joint Uppsala and Stockholm Seminar in Philosophy of Law

- The IVR 29th world congress, "Dignity, Democracy Diversity", issues a CfP. Deadline for abstracts is December 31, 2018. The congress is held in Lucerne, 7-13 July 2019.

- A PhD dissertation defence of interest in Philosophy of Law at Stockholm University on October 12, 2018: Jasmina Nedevska Törnqvist, Why Care About Future People’s Environment?

- Call for Papers to The Finnish-Swedish PhD Conference on Legal Reasoning, in Finland, December 7-8, 2018