Frankfurt Lecture VI: Philip Pettit

“Distinguishing Justice and Democracy“

30 January 2012
"Republican Justice and Democracy"

Video:

Audio:

31 January 2012
"Prioritizing Justice and Democracy"

Video:

Audio:

Campus Westend, Hörsaalzentrum


Justice is not the only virtue of political institutions; legitimacy is just as important. And it is democracy, not justice, that establishes institutional legitimacy. Or at least this is so, on a republican conception of democracy. Political institutions may be more just and less democratic, less just and more democratic. So which value is the more important? In a political theory addressed to citizens as the makers of institutions, democracy enjoys an important priority.

Philipp Pettit is L.S.Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University, where he teaches philosophy and political theory. Among his books are The Common Mind  (1996), Republicanism (1997), The Economy of Esteem (2004), with G.Brennan; Made with Words (2008); A Political Philosophy in Public Life, with JL Marti (2010); and Group Agency (2011) with C. List. Common Minds: Themes from the Philosophy of Philip Pettit, ed G.Brennan et al, appeared from OUP in 2007. Professor Pettit is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as of academies in his two countries of citizenship: Ireland and Australia. His book On the People’s Terms is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. It is based on the 2009 Albertus Magnus Lectures in Cologne, and the 2010 Seeley lectures in Cambridge.

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

Poster (pdf): here...

Picture galery:

 


Headlines

Die Gegenwart der Religion und die Zukunft der Philosophie. Internationale Tagung über und mit Jürgen Habermas

Am 20. und 21. November 2020 fand die Tagung „Gegenwart der Religion - Zukunft der Philosophie. Überlegungen im Anschluss an das jüngste Werk von Jürgen Habermas“ statt. In acht Vorträgen international renommierter Wissenschaftler*innen aus der Philosophie und Theologie wurde an zwei Tagen das 2019 erschienene Werk "Auch eine Geschichte der Philosophie" mit dem Autor Jürgen Habermas diskutiert. Mehr...

Wir trauern um Michael Stolleis (1941-2021)

Der Forschungsverbund „Normative Ordnungen“ der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main trauert um Michael Stolleis, der nach kurzer, schwerer Krankheit am 18.03.2021 in Frankfurt verstorben ist. Er war seit 1975 Professor für Öffentliches Recht und Neuere Rechtsgeschichte am Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft, dem er auch nach seiner Berufung in das Amt des Direktors am Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte im Jahre 1991 in Forschung und Lehre eng verbunden blieb. Mehr...

Upcoming Events

9. April 2021, 17.15 Uhr

Lecture Series on Rule of Law and Democracy: Prof. Cristina Lafont (Northwestern University): The Democratic Case for Judicial Review: A Participatory interpretation of the internal relation between the Rule of Law and Democracy. More...

15. April 2021, 12 Uhr

Frankfurter Kolloquium für Internetforschung X: Kate Klonick (St. John's University Law School): The Facebook Oversight Board: The First Year. Mehr...

-----------------------------------------

Latest Media

Videoarchiv

Weitere Videoaufzeichnungen finden Sie hier...

Constitutivism and the Rule of Law

Prof. Herlinde Pauer-Studer (Universität Wien)
Commentators Prof. George Pavlakos (University of Glasgow) and Carlos Gálvez Bermúdez (Research Centre "Normative Orders" of Goethe University)
Lecture Series on Rule of Law and Democracy


Solidarität_Wie ist Teilhabe für alle möglich?

Kübra Gümüşay (Autorin und Publizistin)
Moderation: Prof. Joachim Valentin (Haus am Dom Frankfurt)
DenkArt "Solidarität_Aber wie?"


New full-text Publications

Darrel Moellendorf (2020):

Hope and reasons. Normative Orders Working Paper 02/2020. More...

Annette Imhausen (2021):

Sciences and normative orders: perspectives from the earliest sciences. Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2021. More...