Justice, Democracy and the Right to Justification: Rainer Forst in Dialogue (Critical Powers)

Justice, Democracy and the Right to Justification: Rainer Forst in Dialogue (Critical Powers)

By: Rainer Forst (author)Paperback

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Over the past 15 years, Rainer Forst has developed a fundamental research programme within the tradition of Frankfurt School Critical Theory. The core of this programme is a moral account of the basic right of justification that humans owe to one another as rational beings. This account is put to work by Forst in articulating - both historically and philosophically - the contexts and form of justice and of toleration. The result is a powerful theoretical framework within which to address issues such as transnational justice and multicultural toleration. In this volume, Forst sets out his ideas in an extended essay, which is responded to be influential interlocutors including: Andrea Sangiovanni, Amy Allen, Kevin Olson, Anthony Laden, Eva Erman and Simon Caney. The volume concludes with Forst's response to his interlocutors.

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Rainer Forst is Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and the Chairman of the Excellenzkluster 'The Formation of Normative Orders'.


Introduction Part One: Lead Essay 1. Justice, Democracy and the Right to Justification: Two Pictures of Justice Rainer Forst Part Two: Responses 2. Scottish Constructivism and the Right to Justification Andrea Sangiovanni 3. The Power of Justification Amy Allen 4. Complexities of Political Discourse Kevin Olson 5. The Practice of Equality Anthony Simon Laden 6. The Boundary Problem and the Right to Justification Eva Erman 7. Justice and the Basic Right to Justification Simon Caney Part Three: Response by Rainer Forst Bibliography Index Index

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  • publication date: 19/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781780939995
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781780939995
  • weight: 297
  • ISBN10: 178093999X

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