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L(S)STS meeting on 'The world as it ought to be?' by Johannes Thumfart

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Next meeting of L(S)STS
February 17, 12.00-13.30

The world as it ought to be?
Rawls‘s The Law of Peoples

The world as it ought to be?
Rawls‘s The Law of Peoples

In previous sessions, we were increasingly puzzled by the mode of existence of normative claims, particularly regarding universalism in a postcolonial context.

John Rawls’s work addresses these questions in a sober and almost classically rationalistic way. His Theory of Justice and Justice as Fairness rank among the most authoritative exclusively normative political and legal theories. His Law of Peoples can be considered one of the most influential accounts of a philosophy of international law.

Suitable for Rawls’s 100th birthday, we will read Rawls’s essay 'Law of Peoples‘ with the aim of analysing its relevance for contemporary problems.

Introduction by Johannes Thumfart.


Texts and Zoom links to be provided via the LSTS mailing list.