Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Lecture: Carty on "Philosophizing International Law"

Anthony Carty (Univ. of Aberdeen - Law) will give a lecture on "Philosophizing International Law, From an Order of Fear to an Order of Respect," at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, February 12, 2008. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Cardozo Law School Program in Law and Humanities and the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law. Here's an abstract of the lecture:
The international legal order is dominated by a concern for security, whether national or individual, an explicit fear of the Other, towards whom one exists in no moral relation. Professor Carty offers an exit strategy from a world of fear to one of respect. He proposes that the current order be countered through a phenomenology of the person in community, following Paul Ricouer, which restores the ethical dimension of society. Join Professor Carty and the Cardozo community in what promises to be an engaging and entertaining discussion of legal philosophy and current international affairs.

Acknowledgment: Legal Theory Blog.