CEU Summer University: Justice: Theory and Its Applications

The CEU Summer University
July 4-15, 2011
Budapest, Hungary


  • Peter Vallentyne, University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Philosophy, Columbia, USA
  • Andrew Williams, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalan Institute of Research and Advanced Studies, Barcelona, Spain
  • Matthew Clayton, University of Warwick, Department of Politics and International Studies, Coventry, UK
  • Greg Bognar, New York University, NYU Center for Bioethics, New York, USA
  • Janos Kis, Central European University, Department of Political Science, Budapest. Hungary
  • Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Aarhus Universitat, Institut for Statskundskab, Århus C, Denmark

Course Directors:

  • Andres Moles, Central European University, Departments of Political Science and Philosophy, Budapest, Hungary
  • Zoltan Miklosi, Central European University, Department of Political Science, Budapest, Hungary

The problem of justice occupies a special place in contemporary political philosophy. In the words of its most influential figure, Rawls, “justice is the first virtue of social institutions”. That view seems to be shared by a majority of authors and theories. However, there is no comparable agreement regarding what justice demands, from whom and to whom. These questions have utmost relevance for political philosophers. However, their importance spill over other disciplines. Given that many choices policy makers make are distributive in nature, it is not surprising that issues of justice appear in many other spheres. In addition to dealing with purely theoretical issues, the course will revise some contexts which raise important questions about justice: education, health care, environmental issues, taxation.

Applications are invited from graduate students, postdocs, young faculty in Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Law and Economics, familiar with Anglo-American political theory, especially with theories of justice.

Application deadline: February 15, 2011

For further academic information on the course and on eligibility criteria and funding options please visit: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/justice

CEU Summer University
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