Symposia and DPSP Special Issues

DPSP Annual and DPSP Special Issues

The Digital Paul Scholten Project (DPSP) is a Digitization, Translation and Publication project, financed till 2020 by the University of Amsterdam. It is dedicated to the legacy of Paul Scholten, who lectured at the University of Amsterdam from 1906 till 1945 and developed a unique point of view on legal methodology, which aligns with the historical roots of the Dutch pragmatic legal culture.

The DPSP research compares Scholten’s writings with other legal philosophical texts across time, countries and disciplines. Yearly a Paul Scholten Symposium is organized with a specific theme.

DPSP Annual is an e-Journal which publishes not only the Symposia contributions but also creates a publication platform for new translations of Paul Scholten’s writings and for articles which discuss his works in international context. DPSP Special Issues are books containing selections of texts from different volumes of DPSP Annual, tailored to a Symposium theme.


DPSP Annual is a free open access e-Journal on the DPSP website: e-ISSN 2667-2790

The webmaster of the DPSP website, Liesbeth Huppes-Cluysenaer, is the regular editor in chief of DPSP Annual. Guest editors collaborate with the webmaster in the organization of the yearly Paul Scholten Symposia and in the editing process of the publication of the revised Symposia contributions in DPSP Annual. The guest editors have the final say in the production of the Special Issue.

DPSP Special Issues are printed Books or e-Books, which are sold. They consist not only of a selection of published materials from different year volumes of DPSP Annual but also include new translations and edited reissues of Paul Scholten’s work. New materials or materials that have been published elsewhere can be added.


DPSP Special Issue no 1 is published now: ISBN 978-90-9033962-7

Title: Aristotelian Protestantism in Legal Philosophy, Rethinking Paul Scholten for the 21st Century

Can be ordered with an email to

Printed version € 50 + shipping/packing costs; ebook (PDF) € 20.

DPSP Special Issues no 1 contains the annotated and adapted English translation of the most important Dutch text on legal philosophy of the twentieth century: General Method of Private Law. The translation is accompanied by an introductory analysis of the contemporary topicality of the theory of Paul Scholten. Further the Special Issues contains information about Paul Scholten’s life and a selection of the contributions to the first three DPSP Symposia which were submitted for publication.

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