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  • Freedom of the dialogical self. A critical examination of Charles Taylor’s Political Philosophy 

    Asbøll, Emil (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-06-02)
    This thesis is an investigation into the political philosophy of Charles Taylor considering his wider work on human nature and the distinctness of human agency. For Taylor, human beings are significant from other intelligent animals because we are motivated be the search for meaning in on our own lives, and in our relationship towards others. Taylor thinks that our dialogical identity, the fact that ...
  • Territory, self-determination, and climate change: Reflections on Anna Stilz’s Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration 

    Heyward, Jennifer Clare (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-10-02)
    The assertion of territorial claims is one of the longest standing political issues in the world and, as the number of ongoing disputes shows, has lost none of its significance in contemporary times. Humans long for a place they can call “theirs”: whether that involves an individual being able to have a “room of one’s own” (Woolf, 1929) within a household, or being able to control the behavior of ...
  • Introducing Normativity in African International Politics 

    Abumere, Frank (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-07-21)
    With fifty-four states, Africa represents a microcosm of the Westphalian world. In conjunction with the Westphalian fragmentation of the continent, other fragmentations have compounded the intractable problem of ‘othering’ on the continent. The fragmentations sum up an African condition in the twenty-first century because they simultaneously represent the ‘divisions’ based on which Africans are ...
  • The problem with the individualist approach to the principle of the immunity of non-combatants 

    Abumere, Frank (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-25)
    The world is littered with wars in which innocent individual human beings, helpless groups of persons and harmless institutions are casualties because they are directly or indirectly targeted and attacked. The nature or composition of such casualties calls for a revision of, or at least leads one to question, the dominant approach to the principle of non-combatant immunity. In the just war theory, ...
  • Linguistic Conventionalism and the Truth-Contrast Thesis 

    Nyseth, Fredrik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-05-19)
    According to linguistic conventionalism, necessities are to be explained in terms of the conventionally adopted rules that govern the use of linguistic expressions. A number of influential arguments against this view concerns the ‘Truth-Contrast Thesis’. This is the claim that necessary truths are fundamentally different from contingent ones since they are not made true by ‘the (worldly) facts’. ...
  • Populismens retorikk: trussel eller ressurs for deliberativt demokrati? 

    Jakobsen, Jonas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Å deliberere (eng: to deliberate) vil si å drøfte noe, for eksempel sannheten av en påstand eller riktigheten av en handling, ved å vurdere grunner for og imot. At en demokratiteori er «deliberativ», betyr som minimum at den tildeler offentlig politisk diskusjon en eller flere sentrale funksjoner i et velfungerende demokrati. Til forskjell fra «aggregative» modeller som fokuserer på stemmegiving ...
  • Introduction: Symposium on Acceptable and Unacceptable Criteria for Prioritizing Among Refugees in a Nonideal World 

    Vitikainen, Annamari; Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-12-11)
    All persons have a right to seek and find asylum. Arguably, the international community, or the states that comprise it, have a duty to provide such asylum. In the present circumstances, such rights of refugees, or the duties of the receiving states, are not always fulfilled. Not everyone is able to seek, let alone find, asylum, and many refugees, all deserving of asylum, are left unprotected, ...
  • The All Affected Principle, and the Weighting of Votes 

    Angell, Kim; Huseby, Robert (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-18)
    In this article we defend the view that, on the All Affected Principle of voting rights, the weight of a person’s vote on a decision should be determined by and only by the degree to which that decision affects her interests, independently of her voting weights on other decisions. Further, we consider two recent alternative proposals for how the All Affected Principle should weight votes, and give ...
  • Adam Smith om markedet og om selvet 

    Lundestad, Erik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-19)
    Artikkelen fokuserer på hvilken rolle egeninteresse spiller i The Wealth of Nations av Adam Smith. Grunnlaget for diskusjonen vil være et bestemt syn på den vitenskapelige idealiseringen. I henhold til dette synet hevder Smith at aktørene på markedet er motivert av egeninteresse på tross av at han selv vet at dette ikke nødvendigvis er tilfellet. Selv om denne påstanden kan begrunnes pragmatisk, det ...
  • Why indigenous land rights have not been superseded - a critical application of Waldron’s theory of supersession 

    Reibold, Kerstin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-09)
    Jeremy Waldron introduced the notion of rights supersession into the philosophical discussion about restitutive justice in cases of historic injustices. He refers to land claims by indigenous peoples as a real-world example and as an application of his theory of rights supersession. He implies that the changes that have taken place in settler states since the first years of colonialism are the kind ...
  • Democracy without Enlightenment: A Jury Theorem for Evaluative Voting 

    Morreau, Michael (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-07-08)
    Say a jury is going to decide who wins a competition. First, each member evaluates all the competitors by grading them; then, for each competitor, a collective grade is derived from all the judgments of all the members; finally, the jury chooses as the winner the competitor with the highest collective grade. This is <i>collective grading</i>. The grades that are used might typically be numerical ...
  • The ethics of refugee prioritization: reframing the debate 

    Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper; Vitikainen, Annamari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-29)
  • Fra hverdagspraksis til strukturell urettferdighet 

    Fjørtoft, Kjersti (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-29)
    Metoobevegelsen har ført til et økt fokus på kulturelle og strukturelle forhold som bidrar til å opprettholde og usynliggjøre seksuell trakassering og diskriminering i arbeidslivet og andre sektorer i samfunnslivet. Artikkelen er en diskusjon av ulike former for urettferdighet som bidrar til å skape en slik kultur, mer presist, <i>epistemisk urettferdighet</i> og <i>implisitt bias</i>. Disse formene ...
  • LGBT Rights and Refugees: A case for prioritizing LGBT status in refugee admissions 

    Vitikainen, Annamari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-29)
    This article discusses the case of refugees who are LGBT, and the possible grounds for using LGBT status as a basis for prioritizing LGBT persons in refugee admissions. I argue that those states most willing and able to protect LGBT persons against a variety of (also) non-asylum-grounding injustices have strong moral reasons to admit and prioritize refugees with LGBT status over non-LGBT refugees ...
  • Mennyire lehet nehéz? A túlzott követelések ellenvetésének újszerű megközelítései 

    Tanyi, Attila (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2012)
  • Book review: Mayer, Benoît and Francois Crépeau. 2017. Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration, and the Law (Edgard Elgar: Cheltenham, 512 pages) 

    Duarte, Melina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Benoît Mayer and François Crépeau's edited volume, Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law, is, in many ways, an outstanding book. In a collection of 20 chapters, authored by experts from different fields and geographical backgrounds, the book compiles the most recent perspectives on the debate surrounding the development of legal protection to climate-induced migrants. The book ...
  • Moderate inclusivism and the conversational translation proviso: Revising Habermas's ethics of citizenship 

    Jakobsen, Jonas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Habermas’ ‘ethics of citizenship’ raises a number of relevant concerns about the dangers of a secularistic exclusion of religious contributions to public deliberation, on the one hand, and the dangers of religious conflict and sectarianism in politics, on the other. Agreeing largely with these concerns, the paper identities four problems with Habermas’ approach, and attempts to overcome them: (a) ...
  • Is Logic Distinctively Normative? 

    Labukt, Ivar Russøy (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-01)
    Logic is widely held to be a normative discipline. Various claims have been offered in support of this view, but they all revolve around the idea that logic is concerned with how one ought to reason. I argue that most of these claims—while perhaps correct—only entail that logic is normative in a way that many, if not all, intellectual disciplines are normative. I also identify some claims whose ...
  • Suits’ Utopia and Human Sports 

    Borge, Steffen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-24)
    In this article, I consider Bernard Suits’ Utopia where the denizens supposedly fill their days playing Utopian sports, with regard to the relevance of the thought experiment for understanding the sports we currently play and have played. I argue that the thought experiment is irrelevant for understanding our current and past sports, i.e. human sports. I identify two views on games and sports in ...
  • Group rights, collective goods, and the problem of cross-border minority protection 

    Vitikainen, Annamari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-02)
    This article argues that there are both practical and conceptual reasons for relaxing the prevailing state-centric frameworks for minority protection in the global arena. The article discusses two example cases: the indigenous Sami and the Roma travellers. It draws on analyses of the kinds of rights protected by the key international minority rights documents, and the kinds of goods these rights ...

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