Critical theory of justice: on Forst's 'basic structure of justification' from a cognitive-sociological perspective

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dc.contributor.author Strydom, Piet
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-25T12:45:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-25T12:45:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Strydom, P. (2015) 'Critical theory of justice: on Forst's 'basic structure of justification' from a cognitive-sociological perspective', Philosophical Inquiry, 39(2), pp. 110-133. doi:10.5840/philinquiry201539228 en
dc.identifier.volume 39 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 110 en
dc.identifier.endpage 133 en
dc.identifier.issn 1105-235X
dc.identifier.issn 2163-3215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7540
dc.identifier.doi 10.5840/philinquiry201539228
dc.description.abstract This article offers a perspective on the critical theory of justice by presenting a structural and processual reconstruction of Rainer Forst's intriguing yet somewhat opaque concept of a basic structure of justification which is central to his proposed critique of justificatory relations. It shows from a cognitive-sociological perspective what a cooperative relation between a philosophical theory of justice and a social scientific approach could mean for critical theory. A basic structure of justification is revealed to be a cognitively available reflexive order above the order of substantive social and political relations that allows the identification, explanation and transformative critique of reflexivity deficits induced by hegemonic, ideological, repressive or obfuscating means. Far from being exclusively a theoretical and methodological tool, however, it is in principle accessible to those involved and affected on whose experience, suffering and critique critical theory vitally depends. en
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dc.publisher Philosophy Documentation Center en
dc.relation.uri https://www.pdcnet.org/philinquiry/content/philinquiry_2015_0039_0002_0110_0133
dc.rights © 2015, Philosophy Documentation Center. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Cognitive sociology en
dc.subject Critical theory en
dc.subject Critique en
dc.subject Discourse en
dc.subject Forst en
dc.subject Justification en
dc.subject Public en
dc.title Critical theory of justice: on Forst's 'basic structure of justification' from a cognitive-sociological perspective en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Piet Strydom, Sociology and Philosophy (Emeritus), University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353-21-490-3000 en
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dc.date.updated 2019-02-25T12:42:10Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Philosophical Inquiry en
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