Current Seminar:
Justice and Fairness (RWTH Aachen)

The seminar discusses two core topics of political and moral philosophy, justice and fairness. On the one hand, different conceptions of what justice and fairness are will be discussed. On the other hand, we will discuss how these two norms relate to each other. For example, is justice satisfied if there are fair starting chances? Or do demands for justice go beyond demands for fairness? Or is it even possible that actions or situations are just but not fair?
The text will be based on central contributions of political and moral philosophy since John Rawls’ Justice as Fairness.

Starting Literatur:

John Rawls (1985). “Justice as Fairness: Political not Metaphysical,” Philosophy and Public Affairs 14: 223–51.

Dworkin, Ronald (1981). “What is Equality? Part 1: Equality of Resources,” Philosophy and Public Affairs, 10: 185–246.

Dworkin, Ronald (1981). “What is Equality? Part 2: Equality of Welfare,” Philosophy and Public Affairs, 10: 283–345.