Irreconcilable Conceptions of Social and Political Justice
Prof. Dr. Manuel Knoll earned his PhD in Philosophy, Political Science and History from the University of Munich in 2000. Since 1998 he has been lecturing at the University of Munich and at the Munich School of Political Science. In 2008 he achieved his habilitation and venia legendi in Political Theory and Philosophy.
In 2011 he became a Professor of Philosophy at Fatih University, Istanbul. In 2013 he became a member of Instituto "Lucio Anneo Séneca", Madrid, and started to teach at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He is a co-publisher of the biannual journal Widerspruch.
His main research and lecturing interests are Ancient, Modern and Contemporary Political Philosophy and Ethics, in particular Ancient and Contemporary Theories of Justice, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Rawls and Michael Walzer, Social Philosophy and Critical Theory, Greek Philosophy of Classical Antiquity.
On Irreconcilable Conceptions of Social and Political Justice
June 13th, 2014, 18:30, Lecture Room 63
Following Rawls, leading contemporary political thinkers, like Martha Nussbaum, aim at some form of consensus or rational agreement about justice. The notion that a consensus on social and political justice could be achieved was questionable from the start. This was made evident by Robert Nozick’s immediate and strong disagreement with Rawls.