Friday, March 25, 2005

"A Massive and Rugged Intellectual Sanity"


The Editorial Institute at Boston University is pleased to announce "A Massive and Rugged Intellectual Sanity," a conference on the life and work of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, to be held 8-10 April, 2005.

Sir James Fitzjames Stephen exerted a powerful force on nineteenth-century lawmaking in India, England, Canada, and the USA. His thinking on evidence and criminal responsibility underpins modern Anglo-American jurisprudence in these areas, as more generally does his three-volume History of the Criminal Law of England (1883). He was notable for his trenchant attack on John Stuart Mill's "unsound" liberalism, in Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (1873, revised edition 1874); and his ideas on all manner of other subjects, cultural, moral, political, social, were also propounded vigorously through his prolific journalism.

This conference inaugurates a Selected Edition of Stephen's major works and will explore Stephen's life in a series of papers and discussions from panels of international guest lecturers. To learn more about "A Massive and Rugged Intellectual Sanity," see the conference invitation (attached), or go to our website:

Please contact us if you would like to attend any or all of the sessions. The conference is free and open to students, faculty and the public. Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,Alex Effgen

Alex Brink Effgen
Administrative Assistant
The Editorial Institute atBoston University
143 Bay State RoadBoston, MA 02113
Tel: 617-353-6631Fax: 617-353-6917^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~


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