Conceptions of Justice

  • Scandinavian Research Workshop and PhD. Course

The Conference

Historically the concept of justice has been discussed widely and different conceptions of justice have been considered in the attempt to define when an act, a person, or a situation is just, as well as when a society, an institution, a law or penalty is just. In the contemporary debate, however, in general the discussions are compartmentalized such that political theory considers distributive justice, legal theory considers retributive, restorative and compensatory justice, while moral considerations on justice are for the most part considered within political or legal frameworks and mostly for the purpose of defining just states, institutions or laws rather than the just man. These specialised discussions run the danger of losing their roots in the common idea of justice. The aim of this workshop is to offer a frame for the discussion of the broader idea of justice, if indeed any such idea is coherent, and to discuss the concept of justice as a moral concept as well as a political and legal notion. This workshop is of interest for academics who works within normative philosophy, political science and law and who have an interest in justice and the concept of justice.

Keynote Speakers

  • Andrew Williams (ICREA-Pompeu Fabra)
  • Nils Holtug (Copenhagen)
  • Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus)
  • Hans Fink (Aarhus)