„Distortions of Normativity“
An ERC Advanced Research Grant Project

Duration of the project:
01.07.2010 – 30.06.2015

The project aimed to investigate transformations and distortions of normative, (i.e. moral, political and legal) orders and the distinction between legitimate and illegitimate practices in “non-ideal” political systems.

The project explored the following questions:

  • How should we assess conceptions of normativity under non-ideal conditions?
  • What is the relationship between legality and legitimacy under non-ideal conditions? What are the consequences of for our understanding of political authority?
  • What exactly are the standards for acting morally under non-ideal conditions? What impact do normatively distorted background conditions have on our understanding of moral principles and the ways in which we apply them?

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