Just Literature Conference

Just Literature

Justice presents itself as a philosophical term and contested concept in qualitative inquiry into the humanities and professional practice. Ideals of justice are inextricable from human concerns of ethics and morals. Justice can be defined as the ceaseless individual responsibility for the victims – past, present and future – of wars and violence, of nationalist, racist, colonialist and sexist injustice, and for all the people who suffer from an unjust world order or established conduct, and everyone who lives under the threat of self-extermination. What is just and right has varied in time and place, in war and peace, in theory and practice. Justice appears in many forms from divine right to religious doxa and natural law, and from metaphysical imperative to human rights and civil disobedience. Frequently, ideas of justice clash with social order and national and international jurisdiction, with political concerns and with the ethos of war and with pragmatic concerns of many professions and practices. Questions of justice are fundamental in medical care, social work, creative arts, technological development, the practice of law and our daily interaction with family, friends and other people. Justice is a complex term for finding a fair solution to challenges in personal relations, social order and global development in a larger perspective that includes philosophy and practice, the past and the future, the local and the universal, the individual and the state.

Starts: 19. May 2022 at 09.00
Ends: 20. May 2022 at 16.00
Where: HSL E-0101 (Thursday 19 May) and B-1003 (Friday 20 May)
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests, Invited
Contact: Ruben Moi
E-mail: ruben.moi@uit.no
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