Frankfurt Lectures

Theorie der politischen Praxis?


24 - 25 Oktober 2016

Theorie der politischen Praxis?

Kritische Anmerkungen zum “practice turn” (24 October)
Kritische Anmerkungen zur “idealen Theorie” (25 October)

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Kratochwil (Professor em. für Internationale Beziehungen)

Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend
Frankfurt am Main

 

Video: Kritische Anmerkungen zum “practice turn”

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Video: Kritische Anmerkungen zur “idealen Theorie”

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  • Prof. Dr. Friedrich Kratochwil (Professor em. für Internationale Beziehungen)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Günther (Co-Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen" und Professor für Rechtstheorie, Strafrecht und Strafprozessrecht der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Günther (Co-Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen" und Professor für Rechtstheorie, Strafrecht und Strafprozessrecht der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
  • Prof. Dr. Gunther Hellmann (Professor für Politikwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Außenbeziehungen westeuropäischer Staaten an der Goethe-Universität und Principal Investigator des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen")
  • Prof. Dr. Gunther Hellmann (Professor für Politikwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Außenbeziehungen westeuropäischer Staaten an der Goethe-Universität und Principal Investigator des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen")
  • Prof. Dr. Friedrich Kratochwil (Professor em. für Internationale Beziehungen)
  • Prof. Dr. Friedrich Kratochwil (Professor em. für Internationale Beziehungen)
  • Prof. Dr. Friedrich Kratochwil (Professor em. für Internationale Beziehungen)

Presented by:
Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"

Past Frankfurt Lectures: click here...

Frankfurt Lectures: Prof. Dr. Friedrich Kratochwil (Professor em. für Internationale Beziehungen)

24. bis 25. Oktober 2016

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend
Frankfurt am Main

Veranstalter:
Exzellenzcluster "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"

Weitere Angaben folgen

The Late-Neolithic Multi-species Re-settlement Camp and the Earliest States


Prof. Dr. James Scott
(Yale University)

1 and 2 June 2015, 6 pm

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend, Hörsaalzentrum, HZ4 und HZ5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture 1, 1 June 2015, 6 pm (HZ 4):

The Domestication of Fire, Animals, Grain and….Us

All of the presumed civilizational steps required for state-making: agriculture, domestic animals, sedentism, towns and substantial commerce were in place several millennia before anything we might call a “state” appears in the historical record. Why the long delay? So long as other, broader subsistence options were open, Homo sapiens avoided substantial reliance on agriculture because of disease, drudgery, and risk. The creation of the state requires confinement, unfree labor and a cereal grain as a tax crop. Hence there are no cassava, sweet potato, banana, lentil, chick pea states, only millet, wheat, barley, rice and maize states. How the hegemony of these grains transformed our culture, our society, the domus and our bodies is part of this story.

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Lecture 2, 2 June 2015 (HZ 5):

The Early State: its Fragility and the Golden Age of “Barbarians”

The early state, given its fragility, was a miracle of statecraft and usually short-lived. It required cobbling together one or a few adjacent, rich, loess or alluvial bottom lands, assembling a cultivating population and holding them in place. Slavery, wars for capture, and massive forced resettlement were among the techniques for keeping this “grain-and-manpower” module together and replenishing its population: techniques that frequently failed. All of the early states were surrounded by pastoralists, foragers, hunters, and swiddeners, many of whom were escapees from the grain core. These “raiding and trading barbarians”, were for many centuries the major restraint on the state, a sort of homeostatic regulator. Ultimately, however, by serving as mercenaries and delivering slaves to the grain core, they built the state.

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James Scott, is the Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and is co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.  His research concerns political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations and anarchism.  His publications include The Moral Economy of the Peasant, Yale University Press, 1976, Domination and the Arts of Resistance, Yale University Press, 1985, Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance, Yale university Press 1980, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, Yale University Press, 1998; The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia, Yale University Press, 2008, and Two Cheers for Anarchism, Princeton University Press, 2013. He is a mediocre sheep breeder and bee-keeper in Connecticut.

 
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  • Prof. Dr. James Scott, Yale University
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst, Co-Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen" und Professor für Politische Theorie und Philosphie der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Schröter, Professorin für Ethnologie an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main und Principal Investigator des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Schröter, Professorin für Ethnologie an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main und Principal Investigator des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"
  • Prof. Dr. James Scott, Yale University


Presented by:
Exzellenzcluster "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"

 

Private Law and Public Illusion

2 and 3 May 2016

Liam B. Murphy (New York University)

Lecture I: Artificial Morality

Lecture II: The Persistence of an Illusion

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Campus Westend, Hörsaalzentrum HZ6

In the public at large, property and contract law are commonly thought to reflect moral proprietary and
promissory rights. Contemporary philosophers are mostly skeptical about natural property rights, but not about promissory rights. I argue that contract and promise, no less than property, can only be justified instrumentally – by appeal to the social good that these conventional practices produce. The etiology of the tenacious and harmful public illusion that the law of the market reflects individual natural rights deserves investigation.
I argue that the inevitably deontological form of contract and property law plays a significant role in sustaining this illusion.

Liam B. Murphy ist Inhaber der Herbert Peterfreund Professur für Recht und Professor für Philosophie an der New York University.

 

Lecture I: Artificial Morality

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Lecture II: The Persistence of an Illusion

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  • Liam B. Murphy, New York University
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Günther, Co-Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen" und Professor für Rechtstheorie, Strafrecht und Strafprozessrecht der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

 

Presented by:
Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"

Frankfurt Lectures VII: R. Jay Wallace

Bilateral Morality

R. Jay Wallace

Lecture 1: The Basic Elements of Bilateral Normativity

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Lecture 2: Claims, Wrongs, and Moral Demands

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Campus Westend/Hörsaalzentrum/HZ 3

Presented by:
Cluster of Excellence "The formation of Normative Orders"

Poster (pdf): here...


A promising approach to morality emphasizes its connection to a special kind of interpersonal relation. According to this approach, by complying with moral norms, we are able to relate to others on a basis of mutual respect. Moral normativity is bilateral or relational, insofar as it involves demands that are traceable to the claims or entitlements of other individuals. The goal of the lectures will be to identify and assess some of the most important elements in this bilateral approach to the moral domain.

R. Jay Wallace is professor of philosophy at the University of Califormia, Berkeley. He works in moral philosophy. Prof. Wallace's interests extend to all parts of the subject (including its history), and to such allied areas as political philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of action.

Lecture in German

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