A closer look at Cicero’s political and legal thought
The EU-funded JustCity project seeks to shed light on how the notion of justice has developed since antiquity. This project researches the influence of Roman politician and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE) on Western theories of justice. What is justice? Can republics survive in the long term without justice? Is it possible for justice to be established at an institutional level and used as a benchmark in international relations? According to Cicero, the stability of a state requires a specific, juridical kind of justice. Liberty or popular sovereignty, too, require and presuppose a particular conception of justice. This project is researching to show how Cicero’s conception of justice came to play a crucial role in Western political thought.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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