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Conceptions of Justice

Scandinavian Research Workshop and PhD. Course

June 26 – 28, 2012

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June 26, 2012 at 13:00 – June 28, 2012. at 13:00



Hotel Marselis, see https://happylife-world.com/


Confirmed Speakers:

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


Short description:

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.

(For PhD. students: Course requirements: to get 3 ECTS you must: attend all three days, present a paper (6000 words), and read the papers presented at the workshop)



To register send an email to filkkj@hum.au.dk no later than April 15. Please, enclose an abstract of 200-300 words of the paper you want to present (if you plan to present one). Note that there are a limited number of places and that priority will be given to those participants who wish to give a paper.

Registration fee:

2000 DKKR for ordinary staff and 1000 DKKR. For PhD. Students. This fee is a contribution to cover hotel and full board (excl. wine). Participants who only wish to join single papers are welcome to do this free of charge.


Submission of papers:

Full papers (6000 words) should be sent to filkkj@hum.au.dk no later than June 1, 2012.


Research Group for Analytical Philosophy , DCS, Aarhus University


Nordic Network for Political Ethics, Department of Culture and Society and the Ph.d Study Programme for Theology, History of Ideas and Philosophy


Katrine Krause-Jensen (filkkj@hum.au.dk)