Analyse & Kritik

Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory


2018 (40) Issue 1

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Evaluating Societies Morally?


2017 (39) Issue 2

There is hardly a greater distance between our everyday attitudes and scientific caution than in the case of evaluative statements concerning states and their representatives. Even though it is rare that whole cultures are called ‘evil’, judging state representatives in moral terms, often negatively, is wide-spread, and not only among the politically involved. In contrast, classical moral ‘theories’ and their advocates in the human sciences are reluctant to apply moral judgements to item

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Sacred Values Today


2017 (39) Issue 1

Religion captures our attention nearly every day, even if more often now in the form of religious terrorism. Christians are struck by the difference in belief and attitudes manifested in Islamic cultures and politics. Observers also are speechless how the Jewish religion is used to instigate and justify, within a democratic society, the aggressive occupation of foreign land. And even among the core countries of ’Western secularist enlightenment’ in Europe and the US, religion seems to underg

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Logic, Morals, Measurement - Origins and Justifications of Norms


2016 (38) Issue 2
Guest Editors: Susanne Hahn and Oliver Schlaudt

1. The Scope of Normativity“

“Do not use your mobile phone“, “unauthorized entrance prohibited“, “in order for your will to have legal force you must sign it in the presence of at least two witnesses“, “scientific experiments should be reproducible“, “water to cook pasta in should be as salty as the Mediterranean“, “the Federal Court is responsible for deciding civil matters assigned to it by statute“, “if you use a direct quotation from an author you should enclos

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Social Mechanisms


2016 (38) Issue 1
Guest Editors: Ulf Tranow, Tilo Beckers and Dominik Becker

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