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  1. The Right to Justification: Elements of a Constructivist Theory of Justice.Rainer Forst - 2011 - Columbia University Press. Edited by Jeffrey Flynn.
    Introduction: the foundation of justice -- Practical reason and justifying reasons: on the foundation of morality -- Moral autonomy and the autonomy of morality : toward a theory of normativity after Kant -- Ethics and morality -- The justification of justice: Rawls's political liberalism and Habermas's discourse theory in dialogue -- Political liberty: integrating five conceptions of autonomy -- A critical theory of multicultural toleration -- The rule of reasons: three models of deliberative democracy -- Social justice, justification, and power (...)
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    Normativity and power: analyzing social orders of justification.Rainer Forst - 2017 - Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. Edited by Ciaran Cronin.
    In this collection of essays, the first translation into English of the ground-breaking 'Normativität und Macht' (Suhrkamp 2015), Rainer Forst presents a new approach to critical theory. Each essay reflects on the basic principles that guide our normative thinking. Forst's argument goes beyond 'ideal' and 'realist' theories and shows how closely the concepts of normativity and power are interrelated, and how power rests on the capacity to influence, determine, and possibly restrict the space of justifications for others. By combining insights (...)
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  3. Toleration in Conflict: Past and Present.Rainer Forst - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    The concept of toleration plays a central role in pluralistic societies. It designates a stance which permits conflicts over beliefs and practices to persist while at the same time defusing them, because it is based on reasons for coexistence in conflict - that is, in continuing dissension. A critical examination of the concept makes clear, however, that its content and evaluation are profoundly contested matters and thus that the concept itself stands in conflict. For some, toleration was and is an (...)
     
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  4. Noumenal Power.Rainer Forst - 2014 - Journal of Political Philosophy 23 (2):111-127.
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    The Power of Tolerance: A Debate.Wendy Brown & Rainer Forst (eds.) - 2014 - Columbia University Press.
    We invoke the ideal of tolerance in response to conflict, but what does it mean to answer conflict with a call for tolerance? Is tolerance a way of resolving conflicts or a means of sustaining them? Does it transform conflicts into productive tensions, or does it perpetuate underlying power relations? To what extent does tolerance hide its involvement with power and act as a form of depoliticization? Wendy Brown and Rainer Forst debate the uses and misuses of tolerance, an exchange (...)
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  6. The justification of human rights and the basic right to justification: A reflexive approach.Rainer Forst - 2010 - Ethics 120 (4):711-740.
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    Contexts of Justice: Political Philosophy Beyond Liberalism and Communitarianism.Rainer Forst - 2002 - University of California Press.
    _Contexts of Justice,_ highly acclaimed when it was published in Germany, provides a significant new intervention into the important debate between communitarianism and liberalism. Rainer Forst argues for a theory of "contexts of justice" that leads beyond the narrow confines of this debate as it has been understood until now and posits the possibility of a new conception of social and political justice. This book brings refreshing clarity to a complex topic as it provides a synthesis of traditions and theories (...)
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    Noumenal Power.Rainer Forst - 2019 - Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy 8 (14):161-185.
    The same as with many other concepts, once one considers the concept of power more closely, fundamental questions arise, such as whether a power relation is necessarily a relation of subordination and domination, a view that makes it difficult to identify legitimate forms of the exercise of power. To contribute to conceptual as well as normative clarification, I suggest a novel way to conceive of power. I argue that we only understand what power is and how it is exercised once (...)
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  9. Noumenal Alienation: Rousseau, Kant and Marx on the Dialectics of Self-Determination.Rainer Forst - 2017 - Kantian Review 22 (4):523-551.
    This article argues that alienation should be understood as a particular form of individual and social heteronomy that can only be overcome by a dialectical combination of individual and collective autonomy, recovering a deontological sense of normative authority. If we think about alienation in Kantian terms, the main source of alienation is a denial of standing or, in the extreme, losing a sense of oneself as a rational normative authority equal to all others. I call the former kind of alienation, (...)
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    Justification and critique: towards a critical theory of politics.Rainer Forst - 2014 - Malden, MA: Polity. Edited by Ciaran Cronin.
    Rainer Forst develops a critical theory capable of deciphering the deficits and potentials inherent in contemporary political reality. This calls for a perspective which is immanent to social and political practices and at the same time transcends them. Forst regards society as a whole as an ‘order of justification’ comprising complexes of different norms referring to institutions and corresponding practices of justification. The task of a ‘critique of relations of justification’, therefore, is to analyse such legitimations with regard to their (...)
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  11. A Kantian Republican Conception of Justice as Nondomination.Rainer Forst - 2013 - In Andreas Niederberger & Philipp Schink (eds.), Republican democracy: liberty, law and politics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    This chapter explores the relationship between republican democracy and justice by comparing Philip Pettit's notion of neo-republicanism with that of Immanuel Kant. It begins by describing a republican, political conception of justice as nondomination and explaining why the discourse of republicanism and that of theories of justice often remain at odds with one another. It then considers the basis of a republican conception of justice as nondomination and locates it within the principle of justification, along with Pettit's idea of autonomy (...)
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  12. Toleration.Rainer Forst - 2012 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The term “toleration”—from the Latin tolerare: to put up with, countenance or suffer—generally refers to the conditional acceptance of or non-interference with beliefs, actions or practices that one considers to be wrong but still “tolerable,” such that they should not be prohibited or constrained. There are many contexts in which we speak of a person or an institution as being tolerant: parents tolerate certain behavior of their children, a friend tolerates the weaknesses of another, a monarch tolerates dissent, a church (...)
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    The Justification of Basic Rights.Rainer Forst - 2016 - Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy 45 (3):7-28.
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  14. Towards a Critical Theory of Transnational Justice.Rainer Forst - 2001 - Metaphilosophy 32 (1-2):160-179.
    This paper argues for a conception of transnational justice that provides an alternative to globalist and statist views. In light of an analysis of the transnational context of justice, a critical theory is suggested that addresses the multiple relations of injustice and domination to be found in this context. Based on a universal, individual right to reciprocal and general justification, this theory argues for justifiable social and political relations both within and between states. In both of these contexts, it distinguishes (...)
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    The rational critique of social unreason. On critical theory in the Frankfurt tradition.Rainer Forst - 2023 - Constellations 30 (4):395-400.
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    Kontexte der Gerechtigkeit: politische Philosophie jenseits von Liberalismus und Kommunitarismus.Rainer Forst - 1994 - Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.
  17. The Limits of Toleration.Rainer Forst - 2004 - Constellations 11 (3):312-325.
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    Political Liberalism: A Kantian View.Rainer Forst - 2017 - Ethics 128 (1):123-144.
    This article suggests a Kantian reading of Rawls’s Political Liberalism. As much as Rawls distanced himself from a presentation of his theory in terms of a comprehensive Kantian moral doctrine, we ought to read it as a noncomprehensive Kantian moral-political theory. According to the latter approach, the liberal conception of justice is compatible with a plurality of comprehensive doctrines as long as they share the independently defined and grounded essentials of that conception of justice—that is, as long as they are (...)
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    Who is Haunted by the Shadow of God? Dialectical Notes on Michael Rosen's Narrative of (Failed) Secularization.Rainer Forst - 2023 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 35 (3):194-202.
    In The Shadow of God, Michael Rosen argues that modern moral philosophy in the tradition of German Idealism is profoundly shaped by religious views these thinkers could not overcome. However, a closer look at Rosen’s critique of Kant’s and Kantian conceptions of morality raises the possibility that Rosen’s view may itself be haunted by the shadow of God. In particular, Rosen appears to believe that a moral imperative of respect for human dignity necessarily requires a religious-transcendent grounding, such that there (...)
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  20. The Rule of Reasons. Three Models of Deliberative Democracy.Rainer Forst - 2001 - Ratio Juris 14 (4):345-378.
    In this paper, the author contrasts three models of deliberative democracy: a liberal one, a communitarian one, and an alternative to both. Rather than understanding deliberative democracy as the rule of principles of justice or of communal values, the third model conceives of it as the “rule of reasons.” On the basis of a discussion of seven components of an “ethos of democracy” (the cognitive capacities of citizens, political virtues, the cultural, institutional and material conditions of democracy, political legitimacy, and (...)
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  21. The Basic Right to Justification: Towards a Constructivist Conception of Human Rights.Rainer Forst - 1999 - Constellations 6 (1):35-60.
  22. The ground of critique: On the concept of human dignity in social orders of justification.Rainer Forst - 2011 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (9):965-976.
    In the practice of social criticism, the concept of human dignity has played and still plays an important role. In philosophical debates, however, we find widely divergent accounts of that concept, ranging from views based on a conception of human needs to religious approaches trying to explain the ‘inviolability’ of the person. The view presented here reconstructs the basic claim of human dignity historically and normatively as resting on the moral status of the person as a reason-giving, reason-demanding and reason-deserving (...)
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  23. The point of justice : on the paradigmatic incompatibility between Rawlsian "justice as fairness" and luck egalitarianism.Rainer Forst - 2020 - In Sarah Roberts-Cady & Jon Mandle (eds.), John Rawls: Debating the Major Questions. New York, NY: Oup Usa.
     
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    The rule of unreason: Analyzing (anti‐)democratic regression.Rainer Forst - 2023 - Constellations 30 (3):217-224.
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    A critical theory of politics.Rainer Forst - 2015 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 41 (3):225-234.
    In this article, I address the various objections raised by Simone Chambers, Stephen White and Lea Ypi concerning my version of a critical theory of politics. I explain the basic assumptions that inform my account of a critique of relations of justification, its particular method and aims.
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  26. Tolerance as a virtue of justice.Rainer Forst - 2001 - Philosophical Explorations 4 (3):193 – 206.
    This article argues that the civic virtue of tolerance has to be understood as a virtue of justice. Based on an analysis of the concept of toleration and its paradoxes, it shows that toleration is a 'normatively dependent concept' that needs to take recourse to a conception of justice in order to solve these paradoxes. At the center of this conception of justice lies a principle of reciprocal and general justification with the help of which a distinction between moral norms (...)
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    Die neorepublikanische Maschine.Rainer Forst - 2018 - In Violetta L. Waibel, Margit Ruffing & David Wagner (eds.), Natur und Freiheit. Akten des XII. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses. De Gruyter. pp. 663-674.
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    First Things First Redistribution, Recognition and Justification.Rainer Forst - 2007 - European Journal of Political Theory 6 (3):291-304.
    This article analyses the debate between Nancy Fraser and Axel Honneth in a dialectical fashion. Their controversy about how to construct a critical theory of justice is not just one about the proper balance between `redistribution' and `recognition', it also involves basic questions of social ontology. Differing both from Fraser's `twodimensional' view of `participatory parity' and from Honneth's `monistic' theory of recognition, the article argues for a third view of `justificatory monism and diagnosticevaluative pluralism', also called the `first-things-first' approach. According (...)
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  29. 'To Tolerate Means to Insult': Toleration, recognition, and Emancipation.Rainer Forst - 2007 - In Bert van den Brink & David Owen (eds.), Recognition and Power: Axel Honneth and the Tradition of Critical Social Theory. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 215--237.
  30. Zwei Bilder der Gerechtigkeit.Rainer Forst - 2009 - In Axel Honneth & Rainer Forst (eds.), Sozialphilosophie und Kritik. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp. pp. 205--28.
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  31. Radical Justice: On Iris Marion Young's Critique of the “Distributive Paradigm”.Rainer Forst - 2007 - Constellations 14 (2):260-265.
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    The Power of Critique.Rainer Forst - 2011 - Political Theory 39 (1):118-123.
  33. The justification of justice : Rawls and Habermas in dialogue.Rainer Forst - 2010 - In James Gordon Finlayson & Fabian Freyenhagen (eds.), Habermas and Rawls: Disputing the Political. New York: Routledge.
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    Symposium on Jürgen Habermas, Auch eine Geschichte der Philosophie.Rainer Forst - 2021 - Constellations 28 (1):3-4.
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  35. Foundations of a Theory of Multicultural Justice.Rainer Forst - 1997 - Constellations 4 (1):63-71.
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    Moralische Autonomie und Autonomie der Moral. Zu einer Theorie der Normativitat nach Kant.Rainer Forst - 2004 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 52 (2):179.
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    Toleration and Democracy.Rainer Forst - 2014 - Journal of Social Philosophy 45 (1):65-75.
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    Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen: interdisziplinäre Perspektiven.Rainer Forst & Klaus Günther (eds.) - 2011 - Frankfurt: Campus Verlag.
    Wie kommt es, dass sich Menschen an normative Ordnungen halten, und aus welchen Normen bestehen diese? Die Frage nach deren bindender Kraft beleuchten die philosophischen Beiträge dieses Bandes. Ergänzend wird aus historischer Sicht untersucht, wie sich unterschiedliche Rechtfertigungsweisen von Ordnungen entwickelt haben. Der Konstruktion neuer internationaler Rechtsordnungen gehen die rechtswissenschaftlichen Beiträge nach. Aus politikwissenschaftlicher Perspektive wird schließlich gezeigt, auf welchen Prinzipien die institutionelle Gestaltung unserer politischen Welt beruht beziehungsweise beruhen sollte.
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    Justice, democracy and the right to justification: Rainer Forst in dialogue.Rainer Forst - 2014 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    Over the past 15 years, Rainer Forst has developed a fundamental research programme within the tradition of Frankfurt School Critical Theory. The core of this programme is a moral account of the basic right of justification that humans owe to one another as rational beings. This account is put to work by Forst in articulating - both historically and philosophically - the contexts and form of justice and of toleration. The result is a powerful theoretical framework within which to address (...)
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    Two bad halves don't make a whole: On the crisis of democracy.Rainer Forst - 2019 - Constellations 26 (3):378-383.
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    Vertrauen im Konflikt.Rainer Forst - 2024 - In Julian Nida-Rümelin, Timo Greger & Andreas Oldenbourg (eds.), Normative Konstituenzien der Demokratie. De Gruyter. pp. 87-104.
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    What is important in theorizing tolerance today?Wendy Brown, Jan Dobbernack, Tariq Modood, Glen Newey, Andrew F. March, Lars Tønder & Rainer Forst - 2015 - Contemporary Political Theory 14 (2):159-196.
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    Kritik und Antwort. Zu: Peter Stemmer: Normativität. Die Reise nach Phantasia.Rainer Forst - 2010 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 58 (1):157-161.
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    Die Würde des Menschen und das Recht auf Rechtfertigung.Rainer Forst - 2005 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 53 (4).
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  45. How (not) to speak about identity: The concept of the person in a theory of justice.Rainer Forst - 1992 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 18 (3-4):293-312.
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    53. Discourse Ethics.Rainer Forst - 2018 - In Hauke Brunkhorst, Regina Kreide & Cristina Lafont (eds.), The Habermas handbook. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 538-540.
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    Der Sinn und der Grund der Menschenrechte.Rainer Forst - 2018 - In Reza Mosayebi (ed.), Kant Und Menschenrechte. De Gruyter. pp. 241-266.
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    Toleration and its Paradoxes: A Tribute to John Horton.Rainer Forst - 2017 - Philosophia 45 (2):415-424.
    This paper discusses John Horton’s influential theory of toleration. Starting from his analysis of the paradoxes of toleration, I argue that the avoidance of these paradoxes requires a moral justification of toleration based on practical reason. I cite the conception of toleration that Pierre Bayle developed to support this claim. But Horton is skeptical of such a moral justification, and this creates problems for his account of toleration.
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  49. On the Role of the Political Theorist Regarding Global Injustice.Katrin Flikschuh, Rainer Forst, Darrel Moellendorf, Valentin Beck & Julian Culp - 2013 - Global Justice Theory Practice Rhetoric 6:40-53.
    Interview of Katrin Flikschuh, Rainer Forst and Darrel Moellendorf by Valentin Beck and Julian Culp for Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric.
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    Democratic faith. A philosophical profile of Richard J. Bernstein.Rainer Forst - 2023 - Constellations 30 (1):20-22.
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