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A Brief Evaluation of Postmodern Thought over the Debate on Justice and Its Implication in an International Context

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Marco Boschele - University of East London - [2004]
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    This study considers the assumption that postmodern thought rejects universal values by investigating the concept of justice. The use of the term postmodern in literature and philosophy suggests dissatisfaction of expression within Western thought pointing out the ‘temporal’ and ‘logical’ limitation of modernity.

    To explore the modern/postmodern debate the positions on justice of Rawls and Lyotard are investigated. Rawls is committed to providing a concrete criterion upon which principles of justice can find agreement once all differences have been settled. On the other hand, Lyotard maintains that there cannot be a common criterion upon which justice can be formulated and instead recognizes the ‘heterogeneity’ of language. This study reflects on the ethical instances which constitute the basis of both positions.

    Within the international arena, after Sep 11th, the disagreement about justice is between the liberal concept of international law, and the distinction of moral arguments upon which international decisions are taken but taking distance from international cooperation. However, these two approaches relies on the recognition of universal moral principles, therefore, this study critically evaluates them under a postmodern understanding.

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