Workshop 2. Right and Morality
Humboldt University, Berlin April 6th-7th 2018
This workshop will explore an issue that was central to the attempt to develop a Kantian approach to the philosophy of right—namely, that of whether the fundamental concepts and principles of right (or “law”—Recht) are derivable from, and hence dependent upon, the fundamental concepts and principles of morality as conceived of by Kant. The workshop will consider the work of those philosophers (e.g., Hufeland, Schmid) who sought to derive right from morality as well as the work of those philosophers (e.g., Maimon, Erhard) who maintained that right is in some sense independent of morality. Attention will be paid to the way in which the views of the early post-Kantians on this issue prefigure contemporary positions in legal theory.
You can listen to some of the talks here:
Timothy Quinn: "Maimonides and Kant in the Ethical Thought of Salomon Maimon"
James Clarke: "Erhard on Right and Morality"
Carsten Fogh Nielsen: "Kant and the Practical Person. Right, Morality and the Phenomenology of Practical Reason in the Appendix to Towards Perpetual Peace."
Nedim Nomer: "Coercion and Obligation in Fichte's Social and Political Thought"
Charlotte Bauman: "Hegel's Critique of Morality and the Non-metaphysical Hegel"
Gabriel Gottlieb: "Fichte on Rape"