Teaching Assistant at the Department of Philosophy, University of Utah (Salt Lake City)
Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:May‒July 2015
Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:»The Theory of Justice of John Rawls«
John Rawls holds that the primary subject of social justice is the basic structure of society—its major political and social institutions. This »basic structure assumption« leads to two scope restrictions for distributive justice. First, principles of distributive justice apply only to social institutions rather than the daily economic choices of citizens. Second, distributive justice applies only to the social institutions of a state rather than globally. My project is to examine the cases for both scope restrictions. I plan to argue that a case for restricting distributive justice to social institutions provides a case against restricting distributive justice to the state. (Andrew Greetis)
Research partner:Andrew Greetis follows the invitation of Darrel Moellendorf, Professor of International Political Theory of the Cluster of Excellence »The formation of normative orders« of Goethe Univrsity in Frankfurt am Main.
Scholarly profile of Andrew Greetis Andrew Greetis is currently working at his Ph.D. at the University of Utah. His thesis is titled »Rawls’s Basic Structure Assumption and Global Distributive Justice«.
Main areas of research:Political and moral philosophy, especially global justice and distributive justice
- »The Priority of Liberty: Rawls Versus Pogge«, in: The Philosophical Forum, Nr. 46, H. 2 (2015), pp. 227-245.
- »Dissociative Identity: An Objection to Baker’s Constitution Theory«, in: Acta Analytica, 26 (2011), pp. 329-341.
- »Spinoza’s Rejection of Teleology«, in: Revista Conatus 4 (2010), pp. 25-35.