The Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften: Events
Wednesday, 06 February 2013, 19:00
Lecture room in the Institute building
DFG-Research Group »Justitia Amplificata« & Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Daniel Statman, Darrel Moellendorf, Mattias Iser, Klaus Günther»Can Wars be Just?«
About the lecture
rnWars involve so much killing and so much harm that one wonders how they could ever be justified. It is as if once wars start, all the moral barriers to killing that exist in normal life are removed. Nonetheless, almost all human beings and certainly all states hold that wars can be morally justified and that some wars are or have been morally justified. The standard way to understand this justification is in terms of self-defense. However, this kind of justification has faced serious criticism in the last decade by moral philosophers in the UK and in the US. The purpose of the evening is to discuss this new criticism and try to offer an alternative to the traditional justification for killing in war. rnrn
rnDaniel Statman is Professor of Philosophy, University of Haifa, and at present, on the invitation of the research group »Justitia Amplificata«, Fellow at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften.
rnDarrel Moellendorf is Professor of Philosophy, San Diego State University, and at present, on the invitation of the research group »Justitia Amplificata«, Fellow at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften.
rnMattias Iser (Research Fellow & member of the board of directors of the DFG-research group »Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«.
rnKlaus Günther is Professor of Legal Theory, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Frankfurt University, member of the board of directors of the Institute for Advanced Studies, and co-spokesperson for the Excellence Cluster »The formation of normative orders« at Frankfurt University.
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rnContact: Andreas Reichhardt, email@example.com, tel.: 06172/13977-16, fax: 06172/13977-39