Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Conference on "Facts and Norms"

The University of Copenhagen is hosting a conference on "Facts and Norms", August 22-23, 2013.

"The European financial crisis and the failures of climate politics call for a revisited political theory. What role do scientific facts about climate change and social facts about immigration and political identity play in the determination and justification of political and social norms? The purpose of this conference is to discuss two sets of questions. First, what relevance do facts have in normative political theory? Second, what relevance do norms have in the empirical political and social sciences?"

Among the papers are:

David Estlund 

”Bad Facts”

Pablo Gilabert 

“Dynamic Feasibility, Principles of Justice, and All-Things-Considered Political Judgment”

Jeffrey Lenowitz 

"Creating Legitimate Constitutions: The Possible Role of Procedures"

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen 

"Facts, Norms, and the Nature of Justice: Reflections on Cohen and Anderson"

Christian F. Rostbøll

“Kant and the Critique of the Ethics-First Approach to Politics”

Eva Erman

"What to Expect (and not) from the Pragmatic Turn in Political Theory"

More information here.

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