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About the project

Distortions of Normativity

An ERC-Project

The project aims to investigate transformations and distortions of normative, (i.e. moral, political and legal) orders and the distinction between legitimate and illegitimate practices in “non-ideal” political systems.  

The project explores the following questions:

  • How should we assess conceptions of normativity under non-ideal conditions?
  • What is the relationship between legality and legitimacy under non-ideal conditions? What are the consequences of for our understanding of political authority?
  • What exactly are the standards for acting morally under non-ideal conditions? What impact do normatively distorted background conditions have on our understanding of moral principles and the ways in which we apply them?





ERC Advanced Grant Project
Institut für Philosophie
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