Comment on Johannes Servan: ‘What Justice Requires’ – a State-Centric Bias in the Ethics of Migration

This paper comments on a talk given by Johannes Servan at the 2018 ZiF Workshop “Studying Migration Policies at the Interface Between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis”, September 2018, in Bielefeld. Servan rightly emphasises the problem of biased attitudes in political philosophy. However,...

Author: Hoesch, Matthias
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2019
Date of publication on miami:11.04.2019
Modification date:16.04.2019
Source:Proceedings of the 2018 ZiF Workshop “Studying Migration Policies at the Interface between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis”, S. 7
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Matthias Hoesch/Lena Laube (eds.): Proceedings of the 2018 ZiF Workshop “Studying Migration Policies at the Interface between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis”, 139-142. DOI: 10.17879/85189704253
Subjects:Exzellenzcluster Religion und Politik; Staatszentriertheit; Migrationsethik; Flüchtlinge Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics; state-centric bias; ethics of migration; refugees
DDC Subject:172: Politische Ethik
325: Internationale Migration, Kolonisation
License:CC BY-SA 4.0
Language:English
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-95189431486
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-95189431486
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.17879/95189431160
Digital documents:artikel_hoesch_2019c_comment-on-servan.pdf

This paper comments on a talk given by Johannes Servan at the 2018 ZiF Workshop “Studying Migration Policies at the Interface Between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis”, September 2018, in Bielefeld. Servan rightly emphasises the problem of biased attitudes in political philosophy. However, that problem can only be countered by evaluating the arguments that are raised in the debate. Although some of Servan’s observations might be true, more normative reasoning would be necessary in order to level fundamental criticism at the current debate. Servan’s paper is available under doi: 10.17879/95189431960.