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Moeller, Sofie, Dr.


sofie [Punkt] moeller (at) normativeorders [Punkt] net

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  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
    Normative Ordnungen, Raum 2.17
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    60323 Frankfurt am Main

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Projects and Positions in the Cluster

    Programming period 2012-2019

  • Post Docs

Research topic

Kantian social progress

Brief description of research topic

In discussions of social progress, Kant’s approach to the topic is perceived as relying on an outdated account of evolution and as inconsistent with Kant’s own account of objective moral standards. The aim of my project to show that this interpretation is too hasty and that Kant’s account of progress offers a viable account of historical developments and the necessary presuppositions of political agency that remains open to the contingencies of history. While most aspects of Kant’s thought are well documented, his account of progress has received relatively little attention in recent scholarship. Some work has been done on Kant’s notion of progress in the perspective of the philosophy of history but the importance of Kant’s account of progress for legal and political philosophy remains largely unexplored. This project explores the relationship between legal, political and moral progress, which I for the sake of brevity call ‘social progress’. The aim of my project with the title “Kantian social progress” is to fill this lacuna by exploring what relevance the Kantian notion of progress can have for contemporary debates on social progress.

Subject areas

Political philosophy, legal philosophy, history of philosophy, intellectual history

Main research interests

My research broadly focuses on the relationship between political and legal philosophy and the history of political and legal thought. I intervene in contemporary discussions on legal and political philosophy from a Kantian standpoint informed by intellectual history.

Biographical Details

I work on legal and political philosophy in a Kantian framework. I studied philosophy and semiotics in Copenhagen, Berlin and Bologna and received my doctorate from the European University Institute in 2017. I have been a visiting research scholar at Brown University and a fellow of the Danish Academy in Rome. At the Cluster of Excellence, I am researching the conception of social progress in a Kantian framework and I have published with the European Journal of Political Theory and Kant Studien. I am author of the book "Kant’s Tribunal of Reason. Legal structures of the Critique of Pure Reason", which is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

Publications

  • Article
    • 2013
      • Moeller, Sofie (2013): Human Rights Jurisprudence Seen through the Framework of Kant’s Legal Metaphors. In: Kantian Theory and Human Rights, edited by Reidar Maliks and Andreas Føllesdal, 52–69. London: Routledge, 2013.
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      • Moeller, Sofie (2013): The Court of Reason in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Kant-Studien 104, 3 (2013): 301–20.
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  • Book chapter
    • (noch nicht erschienen)
      • Moeller, Sofie (forthcoming): The Politics of Reason. In: Reason, Rights and Law: New Essays on Kantian Philosophy, eds. A. Pinheiro Walla and M. R. Demiray. University of Wales Press. (forthcoming)
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  • Monograph
    • (noch nicht erschienen)
  • Review
  • Sonstige
    • 2018
      • Moeller, Sofie (2018): "Tyskland misbruger juridiske kneb, så de slipper for at give migranter rettigheder" (”Germany is abusing legal tricks to avoid granting migrants rights”), Dagbladet Information, 20.08.18
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