Justice as a Matter of Thinking: A Phenomenological Approach

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Abstract

In order to make wise political decisions, we need knowledge. In this study, however, I argue that instead of taking knowledge as our starting point, we should do something different: think. In the Continental philosophical tradition, thinking is understood to differ essentially from knowing, and some topics such as time, friendship, truth, justice and ethics are understood as matters of thinking. Thus, my aim is to discuss how we could think about justice from the point of view of Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology as I understand it. This means that we should take as our starting point for thinking the phenomenological act called reduction.
Translated title of the contributionOikeudenmukaisuus ajattelun asiana: Fenomenologinen tarkastelu
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60–77
Number of pages18
JournalNo Foundations: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2019
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed