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Stephen Perry on Political Authority

Stephen Perry on Political Authority

Stephen Perry has posted Political Authority and Political Obligation at SSRN. It is forthcoming in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law, Vol. II, edited by Leslie Green and Brian Leiter. The PDF file contains 91 pages. Stephen Perry is John J. O’Brien Professor of Law & Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Here is the abstract: Legitimate political authority ...

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300th Birthday of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

300th Birthday of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Today, 28th June 2012, marks the tercentenary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, one of the most important figures of the European Enlightenment and democratic revolution. For this occasion, Les Èditions Slatkine in Geneva has released today a new edition of Rousseau’s collected works and letters (24 volume set), a collaborative work under the direction of Raymond Trousson and Frédéric ...

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Glaube als Option

Glaube als Option

German social theorist Hans Joas has published a new book: Glaube als Option: Zukunftsmöglichkeiten des Christentums Verlag Herder – June 5, 2012 Hans Joas is Permanent Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Last year he published Die Sakralität der Person and his co-edited work, with Robert Bellah, on the ...

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Joseph Raz on Right to Euthanasia

Professor Joseph Raz has posted the text of the Annual Lecture of the Society for Applied Philosophy, which he delivered in Oxford on May 22, 2012: Death in Our Life Here is the abstract: [The paper] examines a central aspect of the relations between duration and quality of life by considering the moral right to voluntary euthanasia, and some aspects ...

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The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy Edited by David Estlund Oxford University Press – May 2012 Hardback, 456 pages   Description: Even though political philosophy has a long tradition, it is much more than the study of old and great treatises. Contemporary philosophers continue to press new arguments on old and timeless questions, but also to propose departures and innovations. ...

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Constitutional Fragments

Constitutional Fragments

Suhrkamp releases this week the German edition of Gunther Teubner’s book, Verfassungsfragmente: Gesellschaftlicher Konstitutionalismus in der Globalisierung. Gunther Teubner is Professor of Private Law and Legal Sociology at Göthe University Frankfurt and Principal Investigator at Excellence Cluster “The Formation of Normative Orders”. See Teubner’s online papers here. The English edition, Constitutional Fragments: Societal Constitutionalism and Globalization, was published earlier this month ...

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Amartya Sen on the Global Reach of Human Rights

Journal of Applied Philosophy has published online the paper Amartya Sen presented as the Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Lecture in Oxford on 14 June 2011: The Global Reach of Human Rights [PDF] You can also listen to a discussion between Amartya Sen and Jeremy Waldron on Sen’s lecture here. Abstract: We live in a world in which the idea of ...

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Norris and Inglehart on Muslim Integration into Western Cultures

Norris and Inglehart on Muslim Integration into Western Cultures

Pippa Norris (Harvard) and Ronald Inglehart (Michigan) have a new joint empirical paper, just published online in the new issue of Political Studies (Volume 60, Issue 2, June 2012): Muslim Integration into Western Cultures: Between Origins and Destinations Abstract: To what extent do migrants carry their culture with them, and to what extent do they acquire the culture of their ...

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Honneth on ‘Das Recht der Freiheit’

Honneth on ‘Das Recht der Freiheit’

The current issue of Forschung Frankfurt (1/2012) has a discussion with Axel Honneth and Morton Raffnsøe-Møller (Universität Aarhus) on Honneth’s Magnum opus, Das Recht der Freiheit (2011). You can read the discussion, titled “Hört mal zu, so ist’s gemeint“, here [PDF] Excerpt: Raffnsøe-Møller: Im Gegensatz zu der Sphäre der persönlichen Beziehungen sehen Sie den aktuellen Zustand des marktwirtschaftlichen Handelns vorwiegend negativ. ...

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Charles Larmore’s New Book in German: Vernunft und Subjektivität

Charles Larmore’s New Book in German: Vernunft und Subjektivität

Suhrkamp releases tomorrow Vernunft und Subjektivität – Frankfurter Vorlesungen, by Charles Larmore, originally written in German. This is a revised version of two lectures he gave in November 2009 in Frankfurt as part of Normative Orders Frankfurt Lectures. Videos of Larmore’s Frankfurt lectures are available here. Excerpt (Leseprobe)[PDF] Rainer Forst writes in his foreword to the book: Ich bin davon ...

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