AMINTAPHIL is the
American Section of the International Association for Philosophy
of Law and Social Philosophy. We are an interdisciplinary membership
organization, whose purpose is to promote scholarly work in philosophy
of law and political and social philosophy.
Our primary activity is holding a scholarly discussion meeting
every two years, each on a specific topic. Recent topics include
Democracy in the Twenty First Century, Economic Justice, Just War Theory, Human Rights, Justice and the Global Economy, Groups,
Justice and Democracy, Radical Critiques of Law, and Liberalism
All attending our meetings make written contributions: either principal
papers or commentaries on the principal papers. Authors distribute
their contributions to participants in advance of the meeting.
The meetings are devoted entirely to discussion of the papers.
Except for a “Presidential Address” at an evening banquet,
there are no formal presentations.
AMINTAPHIL membership is open to any person interested in philosophy
of law, political philosophy, political theory, or social philosophy.
The most common disciplines of the members are law, philosophy,
and political science. Membership requires approval by the Executive
Director and payment of dues of $30 per year.
AMINTAPHIL is associated with the International Association for
Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (Internationale Vereinigung
für Rechts— und Sozialphilosophie), also known as the
IVR. The IVR has sections in fourty countries and holds a World
Congress every two years.The Most Recent IVR Conference was held in Frankfurt, Germany in 2011 on the theme of Law, Science and Technology. Our annual dues include membership in IVR.