The Law & Philosophy research group was founded in 1990 by Albert Calsamiglia. The Law & Philosophy group promotes research in legal philosophy, political philosophy and ethics. Group members work mainly on:

  • Legal Philosophy: General Theory of Norms, Legal Systems, Legal Positivism, Legal Interpretation and Legal Reasoning, The Institutional Role of Judiciary, Constitutional Rights.

  • Moral Philosophy: Metaethics and Theory of Value, Medical Ethics, Sports Ethics, Animal Ethics, Gender Studies.

  • Political Philosophy: Democratic Theory, Theory of Legitimacy, Theory of Representation, Distributive Justice, Political Institutions, Theory of Human Rights, Family Justice.

  • Global Constitutionalism and Global Justice.

The group aims to provide philosophically useful reflection for contemporary democratic societies.

Since 2000, the Law & Philosophy group is under the direction of Josep Joan Moreso. The group has received research funding from the Catalan Government, the Spanish Ministry of Education, and the European Commission. Thanks to the CONSOLIDER-Ingenio research project PERSP – Philosophy of Perspectival Thoughts and Facts, the group is part of a network with other research groups: the LOGOS Group, based on the Universities of Barcelona and Girona, the GRECC, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and the Applied Philosophy Group, at the University of Valencia, and further international collaborators. The Law & Philosophy research group develops a wide range of activities that promote knowledge transfer between researchers and professionals, institutions and the media.