James Gledhill



Postdoctoral Fellow

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
September 2012 – August 2013

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Political Autonomy in Practice«

Projektbeschreibung:
The aim of my research project is to introduce a burgeoning literature that develops Hegelian insights into the normativity of social practices into debates in political philosophy regarding the practice-dependence of principles of justice. This project is building towards a monograph on Political Autonomy in Practice: Constructing and Reconstructing Social Practices in which I will develop this theoretical framework and then apply it to two crucial and interconnected areas of political debate: the future of the institutions of the welfare state and the development, through practices of reflexive constitution-making, of just institutions beyond the nation state. (James Gledhill)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von James Gledhill


James Gledhill erhielt 2010 seinen PhD-Titel von der London School of Economics and Political Science. Das Thema seiner Arbeit lautet »Political Theory and Social Practices: G.A. Cohen, Rawls, Habermas and the Problem of Self-grounding«.

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. »Rawls and Realism«, in: Social Theory and Practice 38(1), S. 55-82.
  2. »Procedure in Substance and Substance in Procedure: Reframing the Rawls-Habermas Debate«, in: James Gordon Finlayson, Fabian Freyenhagen (Hg.): Habermas and Rawls: Disputing the Political (New York: Routledge), S. 181-199.