The CEU Summer University: JUSTICE: THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS
July 4-15, 2011 Budapest, Hungary;
- Peter Vallentyne, University of Missouri-Columbia, Department ofPhilosophy, Columbia, USA;
- Andrew Williams, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalan Institute of Researchand 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, NewYork, USA;
- Janos Kis, Central European University, Department of Political Science, Budapest, Hungary;
- Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Aarhus Universitat, Institut for Statskundskab, Århus C, Denmark;
- 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 spills over to 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, healthcare, 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: 1st March, 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* P.O.Box: Budapest 5, P.f.: 1082, H-1245((36 1)327 3811, Fax: (36-1) 327-3124