Boost up and Merge with. Order Ethics in the Light of Recent Developments in Justice Theory

  • Michael G. FestlEmail author


Something is going on in the state of justice theory. Slowly but surely, a novel paradigm emerges. When elaborated further, this paradigm—elsewhere I call it the pragmatist paradigm (Festl in Gerechtigkeit als historischer Experimentalismus. Gerechtigkeitstheorie nach der pragmatistischen Wende der Erkenntnistheorie. Konstanz University Press, Konstanz, 2015)—could, before long, challenge the approaches to justice that are derived from the epochal work of Rawls (A Theory of Justice. Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, 1971/1999).


Pragmatist Approach Capability Approach Contract Theory Moral Problem Concrete Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Humanities and Social Sciences/PhilosophyUniversity of St. GallSt. GallSwitzerland

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