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Joseph Raz on John Finnis’s Account of Value

Joseph Raz (Oxford & Columbia) has posted a new manuscript at SSRN, raising some questions on the natural law theorist John Finnis’s writings about value: Value; a Menu of Questions Abstract: The paper considers some questions arising out of reflection on Finnis’s writings about value, exemplifying them by consideration of the putative value of knowledge. They include the role of ...

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‘Pluralism and Political Theory’

Robert B. Talisse (Vanderbilt) has posted the preface and introductory chapter of his forthcoming book, Pluralism and Liberal Politics, at SSRN. The introduction, entitled Pluralism and Political Theory, features an interesting discussion on pluralism as philosophical doctrine and its varieties. Excerpts: The variety of pluralisms can be captured by a scheme involving two broad categories, and two variations within each category. ...

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John Mikhail on Moral Grammar and Human Rights

John Mikhail (Georgetown University) has posted an important paper at SSRN: Moral Grammar and Human Rights: Some Reflections on Cognitive Science and Enlightenment Rationalism It will be published in Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights, edited by Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks and Andrew Woods (Oxford University Press 2012). Abstract: A striking feature of contemporary human rights scholarship is the extent ...

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The Meaning of ‘Post-Secular’

The Meaning of ‘Post-Secular’

The website of Normative Orders has made available some videos from Frankfurt Cluster of Excellence’s lecture series on Post-Secularism, including Charles Taylor’s lecture, ‘The Meaning of Post-Secular’, delivered on 15 June 2011, at the University of Frankfurt.

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Reviews of Honneth’s ‘Das Recht der Freiheit’ (Updated)

Reviews of Honneth’s ‘Das Recht der Freiheit’ (Updated)

Ludwig Siep, Professor of Philosophy at the Universität Münster and a well known Hegel scholar, reviews Axel Honneth’s new book, Das Recht der Freiheit (2011) in die Zeit: Das pessimistische Resümee seiner Freiheitsgeschichte trennt Honneth von Hegel, der seine Zeit dem Ziel schon nahe sah. Hat Honneth die immanenten Versprechungen der Institutionen vielleicht doch überschätzt? Sein Begriff von Anerkennung ist ...

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Jeremy Waldron’s new paper on equal status

Jeremy Waldron has posted a new paper at SSRN: Does ‘Equal Moral Status’ Add Anything to Right Reason? Here is the abstract: This paper explores the possibility that the principle of basic equality might be explicated by reference to the idea that humans constitute a “single-status” community. It explores some difficulties with the idea of status in its original legal ...

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The Rule of Law and Human Dignity

Jeremy Waldron, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of Oxford, and University Professor at New York University School of Law, works and teaches on the nature of Rule of Law. Waldron’s latest post at SSRN is the Hamlyn Lecture Series 2011, that he delivered on May 10-12, 2011 at three British universities, under the title The ...

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Hegel Conference

As every six years, the International Hegel Association held its traditional conference, the most prestigious gathering of Hegel scholars from around the world, in Stuttgart from 22 to 25 June 2011. This time the central topic of the conference was Hegel’s idea of freedom in the context of contemporary debates. Axel Honneth, who is, since 2007, the president of International ...

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Honneth on his new book

Axel Honneth talks about his new book: “Die Freiheit, die wir heute geneigt sind häufig ins Zentrum all unserer Aufmerksamkeit zu stellen, die die sich jetzt mal grob als rechtliche Freiheit beschreiben lässt, [ … ] dass wir über die Möglichkeit subjektiver Rechte verfügen, die uns eben die Chance geben, Ansprüche mit Hilfe rechtsstaatlicher Mittel durchzusetzen, dass diese Form der ...

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