The papers published in the present volume were originally presented at the Eighteenth International Conference of Philosophy which took place from 20th until 27th of July 2006 in the picturesque city of Kavala and in the town of Abdera, the birthplace of the famous philosophers Democritus, Protagoras and of other important Greek thinkers ( Hecataeus etc.) in the Northern Greece.
After the Conference the papers presented underwent a process of amendment which reflected the results of fruitful discussions during the proceedings. The papers are presented in alphabetical order according to the author and all of them deal with the main theme of the Conference, i.e. values and justice in our global era.
The papers deal with the problem of justice in relation to democracy and cosmopolitanism in a globalizing era, with freedom and justice, especially distributive justice, in a cosmopolitan global environment, with the relation of justice to entitlement, rights and self-determination, with the problem of value pluralism in globalization, with personal and individual values in contradistinction to the value of the state, with thick and thin moral concepts and the source of morality and with aesthetic values as exemplified in ancient monuments (palace of Knossos).
The articles in this volume should be studied in conjunction with the papers contained in the other two volume on the philosophy of values and justice, also published by Ionia Publications (Values and Justice in the Global era, Vol. I., Ionia Publications, Athens 2007 and AÎIEÓ KAI ÄIKAIOÓYNH ÓTHN EÐOXH THÓ OIKOYMENIKOTHTAÓ, ÅÊÄÏÓÅÉÓ ÉÙÍÉÁ, ÁÈÇÍÁ · 2007).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|1.||JOHN P. ANTON||GLOBALIZING JUSTICE: THE CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRACY||11|
|2.||NADER N. CHOKR||ON JUSTICE IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD: IN DEFENSE OF 'COSMOPOLITAN PLURALISM||20|
|3.||JOSE CARLOS AVELINO DA SILVA||VALUES AND THE DECORATION OF THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS||81|
|4.||VERONIQUE M. FOTI||EMPEDOCLES'S PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE AS MANDATING NON-VIOLENCE||91|
|5.||MICHAEL HEYNS||MORAL SOURCES||102|
|6.||VASILIKI KARAVAKOU||VALUE PLURALISM AND POLITICAL LIBERALISM IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION||111|
|7.||AIKATERINI LEFKA||PERSONAL VALUES AND THE CITY: IS THERE STILL SPACE FOR ETHICS IN POLITICS?||126|
|8.||ALEXEI MEDVEDEV||A MATERIALISTIC CONNOTATION OF JUSTICE, ENTITLEMENT, RIGHTS AND SOCIETY: ETYMOLOGY, SEMANTIC SHIFT AND COHERENCE||137|
|9.||THOMAS M. ROBINSON||ON THE RELATIVE VALUE OF STATE AND INDIVIDUAL IN PLATO||154|
|10.||VICENTE RAGA ROSALENY||FREEDOM AND JUSTICE IN THE MODERN STATE AND AGAINST THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBALIZATION||161|
|11.||JOHN RUSSELL||THE PROBLEM OF DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE AND FREEDOM||174|
|12.||GEERT VAN CLEEMPUT||ALLEN BUCHANAN ON SECESSION IN JUSTICE, LEGITIMACY AND SELF-DETERMINATION||181|
|INDEX OF NAMES||193|