El filósofo de Frankfurt Axel Honneth es uno de los representantes más importantes de la teoría crítica, que fue fundada en 1930 por Horkheimer y Adorno. Mientras que la teoría crítica bajo la influencia del nazismo pintó un panorama sombrío del futuro, Axel Honneth, en su último libro, "El derecho de la libertad", afirma que la gente no se cansa de denunciar la injusticia y por exigir el reconocimiento. La lucha por el reconocimiento es, pues, para Honneth el "Motor del progreso ético" - el cambió hacia nuestro sistema político, nuestro entorno de trabajo y en última instancia, para mejorar nuestras relaciones con los demás.
lunes, 11 de marzo de 2013
viernes, 15 de febrero de 2013
In 1988 H.L.A. Hart gave a wide-ranging interview to Professor David Sugarman. The interview encompassed Hart's childhood, philosophical influences, career inside and beyond philosophy, his major philosophical work, his arguments with Lon Fuller, Patrick Devlin, and Ronald Dworkin, his views on the nature of legal philosophy and legal education, and his legacy.
To celebrate the publication of the third edition of Hart's most famous work, The Concept of Law, OUP has remastered and released, by kind permission of Professor Sugarman, the full audio recording of the interview for the first time.
In the fourth part of the interview Hart discusses his sabbatical year at Harvard University, and experience of American teaching and academia. He touches on the writing of Causation in the Law, and discusses at length his engagement with Lon Fuller, including their exchange in the Harvard Law Review. Other figures discussed include John Dickinson, Herbert Wechsler, Roscoe Pound, Henry Hart, Paul Freund, and Peter Winch. Finally, he discusses his attitude to jurisprudence textbooks, and establishing the Clarendon Law Series.
In the sixth part of the interview Hart discusses the work of Robert Nozick, and Ronald Dworkin, in particular his disagreement with Dworkin on the nature of legal philosophy. He responds to Dworkin’s ‘semantic sting’ argument, and clarifies his position on the role of evaluation in social theory. He concludes with his assessment of Dworkin as a ‘beautiful writer who got carried away’.
Source: Oxford University Press.
martes, 12 de febrero de 2013
Justice Clarence Thomas has become known as a quiet presence on the Supreme Court. But on Jan. 29, members of the Harvard Law School community got to hear him speak—and he did so with great humor and warmth.
As part of the Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture series, Thomas participated in a conversation with HLS Dean Martha Minow, after a day in which he met with faculty and students. In introducing Thomas—a graduate of Yale Law School—Minow said that he had turned down his admission to Harvard Law. She noted that he’d found it “too large, and if I’m right, too conservative.” This elicited laughter from the audience filling Milstein East, and a smile from Thomas—both of which recurred many times over the course of the evening.
Source: Harvard Law School
Transitional Justice Seminar Series: "Transitional Justice Toolkit - Truth Commisions and Catalogues" @Kennedy_School
The Transitional Justice Program examines the challenges of countries attempting to regain balance and redress legacies of massive human rights violations. It encompasses issues of legitimacy, criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, reparations, and various kinds of institutional reform necessary to protect vulnerable segments of a society and insure stability. Seminars are presented from a practitioner perspective. Foundations seminars consider ideas of transitional justice at the strategy level. Toolkit seminars consider practical case studies and lessons learnt. Seminars draw heavily on examples from transitional justice in Afghanistan.
Transitional Justice Program Fellows:
Series of seminars on Transitional Justice. This session, to be led by Michael Semple, is titled: "Transitional Justice Toolkit - Truth Commisions and Catalogues."
Thursday, February 14, 2013.
- Location:Carr Center Conference Room (R-219). Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013.