Global Justice and International Terrorism


FCT funded:  PTDC/FIL/68987/2006


General Description

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.

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Events

All Events

Masterclass on Wittgenstein’s Epistemology of Religion

Alois Pichler (University of Bergen)

February 22, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

António Marques, What We Owe to Each Other (excerpt)

February 20, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "On the Rationality of Democratic Choice"

February 06, 2019

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "How to accept the transitivity of better than"

January 23, 2019

2nd ERB Project Lecture

Wagner Teles de Oliveira

January 14, 2019

1st ERB Project Lecture

Maria Filomena Molder

December 10, 2018

Book Symposium

Nuno Venturinha's Description of Situations

December 10, 2018

3rd NOVA Doctoral Conference in Epistemology

Knowledge, Morality and Society

December 05, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Filipe Faria, "The New Darwinian Naturalism in Political Theory"

November 21, 2018

Intensive PhD Seminar in Epistemology of Religion

Vicente Sanfélix Vidarte (University of Valencia)

November 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Pedro Abreu, "Deliberation and agreement"

November 07, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Javier de Prado Salas, "Moral Testimony"

October 24, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Schedule for the 2018/2019 sessions

October 10, 2018

Political Identity on the Threshold

International Conference

September 10, 2018

O Euro e a soberania económica

Conferência internacional

June 22, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "Another Italian thought: elite theory and political realism"

June 21, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"

May 24, 2018

Rules, normativity and values: revisiting the Kantian perspective and its critics

EpLab Conference

May 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"

May 10, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"

April 19, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"

April 05, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Ronald de Sousa, "Moral Emotions"

March 12, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Uriah Kriegel, "Moral Phenomenology: Foundational issues"

February 22, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Introduction to "A Treatise of Human Nature", D. Hume

January 18, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

"The Force of Law", F. Schauer

December 13, 2017

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

"The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy", R. Rorty

November 30, 2017

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Terry Eagleton - Marx and Morality

November 13, 2017

Institutions

IFILNOVA
Faculdade de Direito Universidade Nova de Lisboa
FCSH
UNL
FCT