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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Institut für Philosophie | Praktische Philosophie und Sozialphilosophie | Veranstaltungen | Workshop „The social and political philosophy of solidarity“

Workshop „The social and political philosophy of solidarity“

In recent years there has been a renewed interest in the concept of solidarity in moral, social and political philosophy. With only a few exceptions, the concept had either been completely neglected or assimilated to other notions like social cohesion in thick communities (Jürgen Habermas, communitarianism) or altruistic concern (Richard Rorty) in post-war philosophy. What is especially interesting about the emerging discussion is that it conceives of solidarity as a distinct and specific normative concept that integrates partiality, reciprocity and certain affective attitudes that transcend an attitude of mere respect.
  • Workshop „The social and political philosophy of solidarity“
  • 2017-12-07T00:00:00+01:00
  • 2017-12-08T23:59:59+01:00
  • In recent years there has been a renewed interest in the concept of solidarity in moral, social and political philosophy. With only a few exceptions, the concept had either been completely neglected or assimilated to other notions like social cohesion in thick communities (Jürgen Habermas, communitarianism) or altruistic concern (Richard Rorty) in post-war philosophy. What is especially interesting about the emerging discussion is that it conceives of solidarity as a distinct and specific normative concept that integrates partiality, reciprocity and certain affective attitudes that transcend an attitude of mere respect.
Wann 07.12.2017 bis 08.12.2017 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100) iCal
Wo Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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  • Speakers include: Simon Derpmann (University of Münster), Rahel Jaeggi (HU Berlinr, A. J. Julius (UCLA), Lukas Kriegler (HU Berlin), Lukas Kübler (HU Berlin), Yanig Luthra (UCLA), Nick Smith (Macquarie University Sidney and Keele University), Ashley Taylor (University of Sheffield)
  • Organised by: Rahel Jaeggi, Lukas Kübler and Gabriel Wollner (all HU Berlin)

Our workshop brings together different perspectives on the concept of solidarity and invites them to address the following questions from their respective point of view:
1.    Why is solidarity a distinct and important concept in social and political philosophy? How should solidarity be distinguished from superficially similar notions like loyalty in thick relationships, social cohesion, altruistic concern or fairness?
2.    Are there specific reasons or even obligations of solidarity? f so, how are they generated and how should we understand their normative force?
3.    What is the value of solidarity? How does it relate to other values, especially to the value of justice? Does the ideal of solidarity suggest a superior alternative to the ideal of justice as Marx (in his Critique of the Gotha Programme or his Comments on James Mill) and some feminist scholars suggested? Or can it be understood as an element of an ideal of justice as Rawls sometimes proposed? Or is it one value among many (possibly conflicting) other values, as e. g. G. A. Cohen argued?
 

Registration: The papers of the workshop will be circulated among all
registered participants two weeks in advance. Unfortunately, there are
only limited places available. If you want to participate in the
workshop please register by 15th Nov at workshops.sozialphilosophie[at]hu-berlin.de
 

Programme

 

Thursday, 07/12/2017

14.00-14.15    Welcome

14.15-15.30    Simon Derpmann, „Union’s inspiration — On the essential partiality of solidarity“

16.00-17.15    Lukas Kriegler, Lukas Kübler, „Solidarity, trust and cooperation“

17.45-19.00    Ashley E. Taylor, „Solidarity and justice“   

 

Friday, 08/12/2017

09.30-10.45    A. J. Julius, tba

11.00-12.15    Yannig Luthra, „Freedom, equality, and solidarity“

13.30-14.45    Nicholas Smith, „Solidarity, work and cooperation“

15.00-16.15    Rahel Jaeggi, „Solidarity, reciprocity and cooperation“