publication . Article . 2009

The fabric of justice: Limits of proceduralism

Axel Honneth;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 20 Dec 2009
  • Publisher: Edipucrs - Editora Universitária da Pucrs
The lecture tries, in a first step, to show that the intrinsic fabric of justice doesn`t consist of distributable goods, but of commonly accepted social relations which are composed of morally loaded practices; in these practices those regards can be found which define what it means to treat another person in a fair or just manner. If this starting point is convincing, then some methodological consequences concerning the concept of justice have to be drawn which are presented in the second step: Instead of constructing a normative procedure which allows us to deduce the content of justice, we have to start by reconstructing the social practices which inform us a...
free text keywords: Reconhecimento; Teoria da justiça; Procedimentalismo; Filosofia política, Political philosophy, Sociology, Epistemology, Social relation, Normative, Instrumental and intrinsic value
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