February 21, 2018 at 12:58 pm

Bernstein Headed to Germany to Give Keynote on Kant’s Legal Theory and Global Justice

Dr. Alyssa Bernstein, portrait

Dr. Alyssa Bernstein

Dr. Alyssa Bernstein is one of two keynote speakers at a conference on “Kant’s Legal Theory and Global Justice” on June 29-30 at the University of Bayreuth in Germany.

Bernstein is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ohio University.

“Kant’s legal theory has long been ignored in debates on global justice,” says the conference website. “Kantian theories tend to focus mainly on Kant’s moral philosophy and on moral concepts such as dignity and autonomy to provide arguments for global justice and political questions. Is Kant’s legal theory still pertinent today? How can Kant’s legal philosophy be applied to current global challenges such as climate change, refugees, migration, growing populism and nationalist movements, and threats to international peace?”

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