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Norm and utopia: the critical theory of Seyla Benhabib

Grant number: 15/11540-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2015
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - Ethics
Principal Investigator:Yara Adario Frateschi
Grantee:Ana Cláudia Lopes Silveira
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/24152-5 - Critique and philosophical justification: Seyla Benhabib and Rainer Forst in dialogue -- again, BE.EP.DD


The aim of this proposal is to explore the critical theory of Seyla Benhabib by connecting it to her interactive universalism. In her critical project, Benhabib highlights a philosophical reflexive task of articulating moral criteria that is cardinal to critical exercise. These criteria are particularly formulated in her version of discourse ethics in the framework of an interactive universalism. More specifically, this research intends to investigate the constitutive tension between norm and utopia of her project by focusing on: (i) the tasks of Philosophy; (ii) the normative dimension of interactive universalism; (ii) the role and difficulties for a critical theory that combines the formulation of reflexive criteria with the orientation towards social transformation. (AU)

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SILVEIRA, Ana Cláudia Lopes. Norm and utopia: the transformation of discourse ethics in the Critical Theory of Seyla Benhabib. 2019. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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