Luiz Araujo



Professor für Ethik und politische Philosophie, State University of Rio de Janeiro (Brasilien)

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Oktober-November 2013

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Political legitimacy, ethics of citizenship and the question of religion in the public sphere«

Projektbeschreibung:
In continuity with previous studies on the topics of deliberative democracy, the politics of recognition, the concept of toleration, and the idea of public reason, the current research project addresses the question of religion in the public sphere, one of the most debated issues of political philosophy in the last two decades. The main focus of the investigation deals with the problems of the justification of coercive laws and policies and the duties of individuals as citizens and government officials. Based on the ideal typology that separates into two categories the answers to the question of whether and to what extent religion should play a role in democratic politics - the exclusive or separatist view versus the inclusive or integrationist view - the research aims to evaluate the revisionist arguments against the restrictive interpretation, with its classical delimitation of boundaries between the secular and the religious, as well as to examine the paradigm of secularization and its related notion of secularism. (Luiz Araujo)

Zusammenarbeit:
Luiz Araujo folgt einer Einladung von Rainer Forst (Professor für Politische Theorie an der Goethe-Universität und Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters »Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen« an der Goethe-Universität). Sein Aufenthalt wird gefördert von der Alfons und Gertrud Kassel-Stiftung.

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Luiz Araujo


Forschungsschwerpunkte:
Moderne und zeitgenössische politische Philosophie, Religionstheorie

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. (hg. mit Marcela Martinez und Taís Pereira), Esfera Pública e Secularismo: Ensaios de Filosofia Política [Öffentlicher Raum und Säkularismus: Aussätze über Politische Philosophie], Rio de Janeiro: EdUERJ 2012.
  2. Pluralismo e Justiça: Estudos sobre Habermas [Pluralismus und Gerechtigkeit: Untersuchungen zu Habermas], São Paulo: Edições Loyola 2010 .
  3. (hg. mit Ricardo Barbosa)Filosofia Prática e Modernidade [Praktische Philosohie und Moderne], Rio de Janeiro: EdUERJ 2008.
  4. Religião e Modernidade em Habermas [Habermas über Religion und Moderne), São Paulo: Edições Loyola 1996.