Miriam Ronzoni

Professorin (Senior Lecturer) für Politische Theorie, University of Manchester (UK)

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Oktober 2013‒Februar 2014; Juli 2014; Juni‒Juli 2017

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Feminist ethics and philosophy of language«

During my visiting fellowship, I will be working on a paper which seeks to make an intervention in feminist ethics and philosophy of language, and in the debate on pornogrpahy as a »speech act« in particular. Radical feminists have famously argued that pornography harms women in that it subordinates and silences them. Whereas liberal theorists and legal scholars have contended that claims like this are a »sleight of hand«, Rae Langton has ingeniously sought to demonstrate that this is not the case through Austin's theory of speech acts. Pornography, Langton claims, can − under certain circumstances, constitute a form of illocutionary subordination and silencing. My aim is to defend Langton's theoretical account in its broad outline, but also to 1) introduce some important modifications; 2) illustrate how the permissibility of banning pornography does not follow from the argument. In a nutshell: radical feminists are right in arguing that pornography can harm women by subordinating and silencing them, but liberals are right in arguing that censorship is not the answer. (Miriam Ronzoni)

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

2013/2014 wurde der Aufenthalt von Miriam Ronzoni am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften aus den Mitteln der Sofja Kowalewskaja Research Group gefördert. In dieser Zeit arbeitete sie mit Juri Viehoff zusammen. 2017 ist Miriam Ronzoni auf Einladung der DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Erweiterte Gerechtigkeit - konkret und global« zu Gast am Kolleg.

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Miriam Ronzoni

Politische Theorie, Internationale Politik, Normative Ethik

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
    (hg. mit Terry McDonald), Global Political Justice, Routledge 2013.
  1. »Two Conceptions of State Sovereignty and their Implications for Global Institutional Design«, in: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (2012).
  2. »Life is not a Camping Trip - on the Desirability of Cohenite Socialism«, in: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics 11 (2012).
  3. (hg. mit Ayelet Banai und Christian Schemmel), Social Justice, Global Dynamics: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives, Routledge 2011.

Weitere akademische Tätigkeiten:
Miriam Ronzoni ist Herausgeberin von Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric.
Link: Homepage von Miriam Ronzoni