Joaquín Reyes Barros

Thesis title: A Reassessment of Just Price Theory

Background

Licenciate in Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Licenciate in Philosophy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Teaching experience in legal theory, ethics, and civil law. Professional experience in civil and commercial litigation.

Qualifications

LLM by Research in History and Philosophy of Law  (with distinction), University of Edinburgh.

Licentiate in Philosophy (maximum distinction), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Licentiate in Law (maximum distinction), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Tutor in Jurisprudence and Critical Legal Thinking, School of Law, University of Edinburgh.

Convenor, Edinburgh Legal Theory Research Group.

Member of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG).

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor in Jurisprudence

Tutor in Critical Legal Thinking

Research summary

Primary research interest: Just price theory and the interconnections between virtue ethics, theories of economic value, and contract law. In connection to this, Joaquín is also interested on the relationship between virtue ethics, economics and legal theory. 

Secondary research interests: tort theory; virtue and political theory; exploitation; value theory; theories of corrective justice; civic friendship; Scholastic metaphysics.

Current research interests

Joaquín's current research interests include the analytical, historical, and normative implications of the concept of the 'just price' for contemporary contract law institutions and the underlying normative structure of private law. Also, he is interested in the relationship between normative ethics, markets, and the law; distributive and corrective justice; exploitation; virtue and economic theory.

Past research interests

In the past, Joaquin has worked on medieval theories of natural law (Gabriel Vazquez, Francisco Suarez, and Thomas Aquinas), the authoritative nature of precedent, Aquinas' and Descartes' theory of knowledge, the Scholastic doctrine of the just price, and debates concerning the primacy of the common good vis-á-vis human dignity.

Affiliated research centres

Current project grants

Full Scholarship for Doctoral Studies Abroad, granted by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile, to study a PhD in Law at the University of Edinburgh.
Innovative Initiative Fund, Global Justice Academy, to organise the 2018 Edinburgh Legal Theory Festival, Workshop on 'Virtue ethics, markets and the law'.
Go Abroad Fund, University of Edinburgh, to participate in the 2018 PhD summer school on Ethics and Economics of the Dutch Research School for Philosophy, in Tilburg, Netherlands.

Past project grants

Full Scholarship for Master Studies Abroad, granted by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile, to study an LLM by Research in History and Philosophy of Law, at the University of Edinburgh.

Organiser

2018 Edinburgh Legal Theory Festival, Workshop on 'Virtue Ethics, Markets and the Law'

Speakers: Dominic Burbidge (Oxford), Chapin Cimino (Drexel), Irit Samet (KCL), Prince Saprai (UCL), René Urueña (UAndes, Colombia). More information: http://www.legaltheorygroup.law.ed.ac.uk/spring-workshops/2018-workshops/virtue/

Participant

2018 PhD summer school on Ethics and Economics of the Dutch Research School for Philosophy.

Papers delivered

2014: “La primacía del bien común: objeciones “tomistas” a la subordinación de la persona a la sociedad política”, in Esther Gómez de Pedro et al. (editors), La persona: divina, angélica, humana. Actas del Primer Congreso Internacional de Filosofía Tomista, 539548, Santiago, Chile: RIL.

2014: "La apertura intelectual a la verdad como fundamento de la libertad de expresión”, X Jornadas Internacionales de Derecho Natural, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

2010: "El fin último de la vida humana como fundamento de la unidad política", Congreso Estudiantil Juan Enrique Concha, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

2006: “Validez, justicia y razonabilidad”, Actas del III Congreso Argentino y I Congreso Iberoamericano de Filosofía del Derecho, Política y Bioética para Estudiantes y Jóvenes Graduados Universitarios, Mar del Plata, Argentina: FASTA.