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SPA Seminar with Alfonso Ruiz Miguel

On Friday, February 26, 2021 (16:30, Madrid) Professor Alfonso Ruiz Miguel (Autonomous University of Madrid) will participate in the Jesús G. Amuchastegui Permanent Seminar to present and discuss his latest book: Cuestiones de principios: entre política y Derecho (Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, 2020).

The session will be attended by commentators:

Francisco Laporta (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

- Rodolfo Vázquez (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)

- Rodolfo Arango (Magistrado en Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz, Colombia)

- Mauro Barberis (Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italia)

- Roberto Gargarella (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

- Ermanno Vitale (Università della Valle d'Aosta, Italia)

Moderated by: José María Sauca (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, España)

Alfonso Ruiz Miguel is Professor of Philosophy of Law at the  Autonomous University of Madrid. He has been a researcher at the University of Turin and visiting professor at the University of Edinburgh, the ITAM in Mexico and the University of Valparaiso. He has written several books and numerous articles on the theory of law and, above all, on political philosophy.

The book is organized around five major themes. The first, on the theory of law, deals with the nature of legal dogmatics, the principles of normative hierarchy and equality before the law, judicial argumentation and illicit evidence. The second section discusses various issues of constitutional scope, from autonomy over one's own life to education for citizenship, conscientious objection or the principle of secularism. The third section is devoted to the notions of freedom and democracy, as well as their relationship with communitarianism, the market and relativism. The fourth section deals with the principle of equality in different aspects, such as liberalism and social democracy, political equality and women's citizenship. The fifth and last section deals with peace, cosmopolitanism and nationalism.

About the SPA Seminar

The Jesús G. Amuchastegui Seminar - a name that has replaced the previous Permanent Seminary Law and Justice as a small act of recognition of the aforementioned member of the Group who died in 2008 - aims to be an active space for evaluation, promotion and dissemination of research in the area of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy in Spain, articulating the debate with academics of international projection about their ongoing researchs and latest publications.

Anyone interested in attending and receiving information about the Seminar can join the distribution list by sending an email to

Prior to each session, a paper for discussion will be distributed to attendees.