The program of “Redistribution and Recognition: Calling Paradigms of Justice into Question”. (Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Catania, Italy, on May 5, 2017 ) https://sites.google.com/site/italianfrenchjournee/
In our next meeting, Prof. Nicolas De Warren (KU Leuven) will present a paper entitled: The Unforgivable Evil and the Scandal of Forgiveness.
In our next meeting, Prof. Alessandro Pinzani (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina) will present a paper on "Migration and Social Suffering".
Call for proposals - Redistribution and Recognition: Calling Paradigms of Justice into Question Paper proposals are welcome for the Italian-French journée d’étude Redistribution and Recognition: Calling Paradigms of Justice into Question, funded by the French Embassy in Italy,which will be held at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Catania, Italy, on May 5, 2017. Keynote speakers: Luigi Caranti, University of Catania – Director of the Colloquium of Philosophy and Global Affairs Caroline Guibet Lafaye, CNRs – Centre M. Halbwachs, Paris Christian Lazzeri, Université de Paris X Ouest Nanterre La Défense – Laboratoire “Sophiapol” Abstracts submission: Proposals for papers exploring the topic from any academic orientation are welcome. We expect most of the presentations to be given in English. Papers might be taken into consideration for publication.Abstracts should contain no more than 400 words. Please include your name, affiliation and a short biography in the text of the email. Send your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org, byMarch 10, 2017. Notification of acceptance: March 18, 2017. Organization: Denise Celentano, PhD student – University of Catania / École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris Please address any further queries to email@example.com
Our next meeting. Il prof. Renzo, del King's College (Londra), presenterà (25/10) un articolo in cui ci si interroga su quando alla comunità internazionale è permesso intervenire (anche militarmente) per fermare violazioni dei diritti umani all'interno di uno stato e su quando è lecito ribellarsi (rivoluzione) dall'interno di quello stesso stato. Il prof. Renzo è uno dei curatori del recente The Philosophical Foundarions of Human Rights (OUP 2015) ed è uno dei massimi esperti europei di teoria dei diritti umani.
Professor Alessandro Pinzani's speech, February 3th, 2016.
Professor Alessandro Pinzani (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina –Florianópolis) recently published a research (co-authored with the sociologist Walquíria Domingues Leão Rêgo) on how certain policies introduced by the Lula administration, and then confirmed by Dilma Rousseff, have had a significant impact on the reduction of extreme poverty in Brazil. Thanks to programs such as "Bolsa Familia" many Brazilian mothers have had the basic needs of their family met in such a way that they could abandon a life devoted, like that of animals, to find food for their kids on a day by day basis.
Very interesting is how these programs seem to show no unwelcome side effects of promoting 'laziness' in the recipients. Quite to the contrary, meeting basic needs on a purely gratuitous and unconditioned way has proven to be a powerful instrument of empowerment and social inclusion for the very poor in Brazil.
Arising from a theoretical and empirical research that lasted years, the findings Pinzani will present in the Colloquium on Philosophy and Global Affairs speak not only to philosophers but also to political scientists and sociologists.
Here available Professor James Nickel's speech
We are pleased to invite you to attend our next meeting. Our guest will be Professor Howard Williams (Aberystwyth University, UK). He is author of influential books including: Kant's Political Philosophy (1983); Concepts of Ideology (1988); International Relations in Political Theory (1992); Kant’s Critique of Hobbes: Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism (2003). He will speak about "Kantian human rights or How the individual has come to matter in international law". Below, a brief description of his speech: "The purpose of this talk is to consider the question of the origin of human rights from a Kantian perspective. I want to open up the possibility that there is a systematic structure to human rights thinking – which was evinced in the debates that led to the setting up of the United Nations and the drafting of the UN declaration of rights – that is also given expression in Kant’s foundational doctrines about law and international relations. My thesis is not that Kant anticipated all that was to unfold in the twentieth century elucidation and development of human rights but rather that the ideas that Kant introduces and expounds in his doctrine of right have clear and positive implications for the human rights culture of today, and so the role of the individual in international law."
The meeting will be held at the department of Social and Political Science (Università di Catania) - Tuesday, May 26th 2015 – 4pm to 6pm - via Vittorio Emanuele II, 49, Aula Riunioni (First floor).
The next meeting will be on "Democracy or Meritocracy? How China can set the new century's political Zeitgeist" with participation of Professor Daniel A. Bell (Tsinghua University in Beijing e director del Berggruen Institute of Philosophy and Culture). He is author of fundamental books in order to understand the dominant political ideology in contemporary China and its relation with the Western liberalism. Among others: The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy(2015), China’s New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society (2010), Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context (2006), and East Meets West: Human Rights and Democracy in East Asia (2000). Below, a brief description of his speech: "Is China developing its own political path? And what can we learn from China's experiment? Daniel A. Bell discusses China's political system evaluating its focus on "political meritocracy" rather than "one person, one vote". If meritocracy will provide political stability and economic success in the next decades, what will be its impact on Western democracy and its frustrated expectations?"
The meeting will be held at the department of Social and Political Science (Università di Catania) - Friday, May 22th 2015 - 4pm to 6pm - via Vittorio Emanuele II, 49, Aula Riunioni (First floor).