Series on Justice: What does justice mean today?

It seems as though justice has won the contest over which good should count as the supreme social good. We encounter justice in the most diverse domains as an ideal to which different, and often conflicting, social actors appeal. For example, all participants in the discussion over the reform of the welfare state without exception justify their conflicting positions – whether in support of reform, retrenchment or expansion – by appeal to precepts of justice. Most of our judgements about what is just are intuitive, for example when we say that in society – whether in the education system or the labour market – equality of opportunity should prevail or that performance should be rewarded. At the same time, the theory of justice shows us how diverse the corresponding justifications and orientations can be.

A systematic treatment of what is meant by political and social justice can serve as a benchmark and orientation for many current debates. It is also important to balance repeatedly the competing claims in different fields against each other – from educational and occupational justice to environmental justice, from international justice to intergenerational justice. The series ‘What does justice mean today?’ will combine basic considerations with practical approaches and local references in these fields. Issues of justice are among the central research topics of the co-organiser of this series, the Cluster of Excellence ‘The Formation of Normative Orders’. A major focus is current conflicts over the formation of a new global order, which are fuelled to a large extent by the demands of human beings for justice. Here, too, a decisive role is played by the diverse and often conflicting convictions of the parties to the conflict concerning a just social order and how it is justified.

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Rainer Forst zu Corresponding Fellow der British Academy gewählt

Wie die British Academy am 24. Juli bekannt gab, wurde Prof. Rainer Forst als Corresponding Fellow aufgenommen. Jährlich wählt die British Academy herausragende Gelehrte und Wissenschaftler*innen, die sich auf dem Gebiet der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften international verdient gemacht haben zu Corresponding Fellows. Mehr...

Bundesministerin Karliczek gibt Startschuss für das neue Forschungsinstitut Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt

In einer Pressekonferenz hat Bundesministerin Anja Karliczek am 28. Mai 2020 den Startschuss für das neue Forschungsinstitut Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt (FGZ) gegeben. Mit dabei waren Sprecherin Prof. Nicole Deitelhoff (Goethe-Uni, Normative Orders), sowie der Geschäftsführende Sprecher Prof. Matthias Middell (Uni Leipzig) und Sprecher Prof. Olaf Groh-Samberg (Uni Bremen). Nun kann auch das Frankfurter Teilinstitut seine Arbeit aufnehmen. Mehr...

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5. November 2020, 11 Uhr

Fellow Kolloquium: Prof. Ingolf Dalferth (Claremont Graduate University, Fellow am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften und Forschungsverbund "Normative Ordnungen" der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main): »In God We Trust«. Mehr...

6. November 2020, 16 Uhr

Online-Buchpräsentation: Debating Critical Theory - Engagements with Axel Honneth. Mit: Amy Allen, Rainer Forst, Sally Haslanger, Axel Honneth, Beate Rössler und Martin Saar. Moderation: Daniel Loick und Kristina Lepold. Mehr...

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The Normative Order of the Internet. Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2020. More...