Wilfried Hinsch’s presentation will address the development of the idea of “social justice” in the U.S. and in Germany between the 1850s and today. It will focus, in particular, on the slow development of a specifically institutional understanding of justice during that period.
The presentation will involve a discussion of Hayek’s and Nozick’s conception of justice to show that, even after the publication of John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice (1971), some philosophers and economists had a difficult time appreciating the peculiar features and prerequisites of institutional justice – as opposed to individual justice – in transactions.
Wilfried Hinsch is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cologne. For additional biographical details, please click here [pdf file].
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Public and International Affairs and the Department of History and Art History.