FCT funded: PTDC/FIL/68987/2006
Global justice and today international terrorism are both historical phenomena without precedent. To think their interrelations together with the role ascribed to the State was the task of the project. Based on the analysis of terrorists manifestos, together with historical contextualization our aim is to relate such phenomena to philosophical and religious concepts determinant in western thought and to inquire the changes that actual historical experience implies to such concepts. Political philosophy is thus the privileged field to such an approach:
(1) Combining the actual debate on global justice together with its different points of view (juridical, economical and ecological), in order to see in what extent the claims of global justice are intertwined with terrorists claims.
(2) Developping an analysis of the changes brought about at the level of state sovereignity, understood as the last juridical resort and as the monopoly of violence, together with a reflexion on trans-national security measures and their legitimation at intra-state level.
(3) Retrieving sacrificial violence theories as a negative way of communication with the concept of totality and time transcendence and social differentiation – from ideological terrorism with no territorial claims to eco-terrorism. It is considered that such a point of view offers the advantage of clarifying the pregnancy of tradition by showing that global justice and international terrorism desiderata find their condition of possibility in modern historical experience, and novelty of actual condition.
Alois Pichler (University of Bergen)
António Marques, What We Owe to Each Other (excerpt)
Giovanni Damele, "On the Rationality of Democratic Choice"
Erich Rast, "How to accept the transitivity of better than"
Wagner Teles de Oliveira
Maria Filomena Molder
Nuno Venturinha's Description of Situations
Knowledge, Morality and Society
Filipe Faria, "The New Darwinian Naturalism in Political Theory"
Vicente Sanfélix Vidarte (University of Valencia)
Pedro Abreu, "Deliberation and agreement"
Javier de Prado Salas, "Moral Testimony"
Schedule for the 2018/2019 sessions
Giovanni Damele, "Another Italian thought: elite theory and political realism"
Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"
John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"
Santoni de Sio
Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"
Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"
Ronald de Sousa, "Moral Emotions"
Uriah Kriegel, "Moral Phenomenology: Foundational issues"
Introduction to "A Treatise of Human Nature", D. Hume
"The Force of Law", F. Schauer
"The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy", R. Rorty
Terry Eagleton - Marx and Morality