Greta Favara

I am a third year PhD student in Political Studies at the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan. I received a MA in Philosophy from the San Raffaele University (Milan) where I am currently a member of CeSEP – Centre for Public Ethics Studies.

I am writing about the practicability requirements that normative political theories ought to satisfy.

Dates of Visit:

January 2015 – July 2015

Project Title:

The Boundaries of Normative Political Theory: an Inquiry into Political Possibility.

Project Description:

The project I am working on aims at understanding the relationship between normative political theories and practicable possibilities. Normative political theories are indeed usually expected to accomplish two opposite tasks: they should be both sufficiently applicable to the actual political world, but also appropriately distant from it in order to effectively evaluate the status quo. What is the adequate balance between these tasks? My ultimate goal is to model possibility constraints differentiating the theoretical roles normative political theory could assume.