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Carola Freiin von Villiez

Professor, Philosophy
  • E-mailCarola.Villiez@uib.no
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  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplass 12-13
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 BERGEN

University Teaching 
Undergraduate / graduate / research courses: 

Spring 2020    

1. Research topics in practical philosophy: John Rawls. The Law of Peoples.  

Spring 2019   

1.Original sources: Antiquity to Enlightenment                                                                        

2.Original sources: Antiquity to Enlightenment                                                                        

3.Independent Study: William Paley 

Fall 2018  

4.Philosophy of Law                                                                                                                 

5.Examen Philosophicum: Faculty of Social Sciences                                                           

Spring 2017  

6.Philosophy of Law                                                                                                                 

Fall 2016   

7.Original sources: Enlightenment to 20thCentury                                                                  

8.Original sources: Enlightenment to 20thCentury                                                                

9.Examen Philosophicum: Faculty of Social Sciences                                                              

Spring 2016  

10.Philosophy of Law                                                                                                                 

Fall 2015    

11.Original sources: Enlightenment to 20thCentury                                                                  

12.Original sources: Enlightenment to 20thCentury                                                                  

Spring 2015  

13.Introduction to Practical Philosophy                                                                                      

14.Introduction to Practical Philosophy                                                                                     

Fall 2014   

15.History of Philosophy: Enlightenment to 20thCentury                                                          

16.Original sources: Enlightenment to 20thCentury                                                                  

17.Philosophy of Law                                                                                                                 

18.Examen Philosophicum: Law Faculty                                                                                   

Spring 2014 

19.Introduction to Practical Philosophy                                                                                      

20.Introduction to Practical Philosophy                                                                                     

Fall 2013   

21.History of Philosophy: Enlightenment to 20thCentury                                                          

22.Original sources: Enlightenment to 20thCentury                                                                  

23.History of Political Philosophy                                                                                              

24.Examen Philosophicum Law Faculty                                                                                    

25.Examen Philosophicum Law Faculty                                                                                   

Spring 2013  

26.Introduction to Practical Philosophy                                                                                      

27.Introduction to Practical Philosophy                                                                                    

Summer 2012  

28.Introduction to Social and Legal Philosophy                                                                         

29.Adam Smith: Current research                                                                                              

30.Robert Alexy: Begriff und Geltung des Rechts                                                                    

31.Normative foundations of International Law                                                                         

Winter 2008-09 

32.Introduction to Philosophy of Law                                                                                         

33.Philosophy of Human Rights                                                                                                 

34.Theories of Democracy                                                                                                         

35.International Justice                                                                                                             

Summer 2008 

36.Introduction to Social Philosophy                                                                                         

37.Punishment – Concept and Purpose                                                                                   

38.Gustav Radbruch: Rechtsphilosophie                                                                                  

39.Transnational Justice: Grenzen der Rechtfertigung?                                                          

Winter 2007-08 

40.Introduction to Philosophy of Law                                                                                         

41.Theory of the Person: Adam Smith’s MoralPhilosophy                                                      

42.Concept and History of Solidarity                                                                                         

43.Exam-Prep Course                                                                                                               

44.International Justice: John Rawls’s The Law of Peoples                                                    

Summer 2007 

45.Introduction to Philosophy of Law                                                                                        

46.Introduction to Social Philosophy                                                                                         

47.Immanuel Kant: Zum Ewigen FriedenGemeinspruch                                                       

48.Christine Korsgaard: The Sources of Normativity                                                               

Winter 2006–07 

49.Theory and History of Natural Law                                                                                      

50.Classic Texts – Fichte: Foundations of Natural Law*

51.Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau                                                                                                    

Summer 2006 

52.Aristotelean Ethics                                                                                                                

53.Classic Texts – Kant: Theory of Virtue*

54.The Philosophy of John Rawls                                                                                             

55.Moral Sense and Moral Sentiments                                                                                     

Winter 2005–06 

56.The Philosophy of Christine Korsgaard                                                                               

57.Classic Texts – Kant: Theory of Right II*

Summer 2005 

58.Solidarity                                                                                                                                

59.The Social-Contract Theory Tradition                                                                                  

60.The Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau                                                                        

61.Classic Texts – Kant: Theory of Right I*

Winter 2004–05 

         Sabbaticalfor work on Habilitationsschrift 

Summer 2004 

63.Kant’s Political Philosophy                                                                                                    

64.Culture-Philosophy (of Law): Rickert, Lask, Radbruch*

65.Contemporary Political Philosophy                                                                                      

Winter 2003–04 

66.Philosophical Propaedeuticum  

67.Introduction to Utilitarianism                                                                                                  

68.Utilitarianism in Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill  

Summer 2003 

69.Kant: Critique of Pure ReasonII (Transz. EL: Analytik / Dialektik)                                     

70.Classic Texts – Jeremy Bentham: ThePrinciples of Morals and Legislation*

71.The social-contract Tradition: Thomas Hobbes and John Locke                                        

Winter 2002–03 

72.Kant: Critique of Pure ReasonI (Transz. EL: Ästhetik / Analytik)                                        

73.Classic Texts – Francis Hutcheson*

Summer 2002 

74.Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan(methods course)                                                                    

75.Classic Texts – Anthony Shaftesbury*

76.Traditional and Contemporary Social-Contract Theory                                                        

77.Political Theory: Liberalism, Communitarianism, Postmodernism                                       

Winter 2001–02 

78.Classic Texts – Adam Smith: The Theory of Moral Sentiments                                         

Summer 2001 

79.The Political Theory of John Rawls                                                                                       

80.Classic Texts – David Hume: Treatise / Enquiries*

81.Theories of Impartiality (with Georg Mohr)                                                                          

Winter 2001–02 

82.John Rawls: A Theory of Justice                                                                                          

*Classic-texts series in co-operation with Prof. Georg Mohr (Philosophy) and Prof. Ulli Rühl (Law Faculty), University of Bremen  

 

Summer schools /Fall Academies /PhD courses:  

Spring 2010 

83.  “Theories of legal punishment“. Research course for Ethics-Programme’s research school (Oslo) 

Fall 2007

84.  “Fall-Academy for PhD Students”, University of Duisburg-Essen, workshop: „Disputation und Rigorosum” 

Summer 2007

85.   “Menschenrechte und Völkerrecht”, Wissenschaft im Dialog. Wissenschaftssommer Essen (Juni 2007) 

Fall 2004 

86.  “Transcultural Studies” (Bremen): PhD workshop: “Norm justification in transcultural legal spheres”; 1.) “Human rights”; 2.) “Legal cultures” 

Summer 2002 

87.  “Europe between Nationality and Supranationality” (I.U.C. Dubrovnik, Croatia): “Justification of a unified European Social Policy”  

Summer 2001 

88.  “Summer university” (Teachers’ Education) University of Bremen, workshop „International Justice“ 

Monographs 

1.    Sympathetische Unparteilichkeit: Adam Smiths demokratisches Konzept der Moral. Paderborn: Mentis-Verlag (changed to Brill; 2020) 

2.    Dimensionen der Unparteilichkeit – Adam Smith auf der Suche nach dem moralischen Standpunkt. Habilitationsschrift: Universität Bremen (2006) 

3.    Grenzen der Rechtfertigung? Internationale Gerechtigkeit durch transnationale Legitimation. Paderborn: Mentis-Verlag (2005) 

4.    Grenzen der Gerechtigkeit? Zur Begründung eines transnationalen Legitimationsgrundsatzesim Ausgang von John Rawls: Dissertation: Universität Bremen (2001)   

Edited Volumes

1.    Kants Metaphysik der Sitten: Der Zusammenhang von Rechts- und Tugendlehre. C. Freiin von Villiez / J. -Chr. Merle (eds), Berlin, New York: De Gruyter (expected 2020)   

Articles and Book Chapters (selection)

1.     „Staatliche Souveränität und Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker bei Kant und im Völkerrecht“. In: C. Freiin Von Villiez/J.-Chr. Merle (eds): Kants Metaphysik der Sitten, Berlin: De Gruyter (expected 2020)   

2.     “Reflective Equilibrium – a Method for Human Beings”. In: Philosophy and Society28.4, University of Belgrade (forthcoming)  

3.     „Politische Konstruktion einer realistischen Utopie zwischenVölkern“. In: H. Hahn/R. Mosayebi (eds): John Rawls: The Law of Peoples. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter (2019) 

4.     “Emotional configuration and intellectual duty: Smith´s democratic concept of morality”. In: Journal of Scottish Philosophy16.3. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (2018)

5.     “Adam Smith’s story of moral progress”, in: The International Adam Smith Review 6, Hg. Fonna Forman-Barzilai, London, New York: Routledge (2011) 

6.     “On the very idea of a transcultural morality: Adam Smith’s contextualist approach to ethics”, in: Philosophie und Transkulturalität: On Being Human, Hg. Hong-Bin Lim / Georg Mohr, Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang (2011) 

7.     “Double-standard – naturally! Smith and Rawls: A Comparison of Methods”, in: New Voices on Adam Smith, Hg. Leonidas Montes/Eric Schliesser, London, New York: Routledge (2006)  

8.     “Sympathische Unparteilichkeit: Adam Smith’s moralischer Kontextualismus”, in: Adam Smith als Moralphilosoph, Hg. Christel Fricke / Hans Peter Schütt, Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2005) 

9.  “Cultural Integrity and Human Rights. A four-level-model of legal culture”, in: Transculturality – Epistemology, Ethics and Politics, Hg. Hans-Jörg Sandkühler / Hong-Bin Lim, Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang (2004) 

10.  “On the Relevance of Public Reason for Democratic Peace”, in: Transculturality – Epistemology, Ethics and Politics, Hg. Hans-Jörg Sandkühler / Hong-Bin Lim, Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang (2004) 

11.  “Staatliche Souveränität und Menschenrechte. Das Recht auf demokratische Partizipation als ein Menschenrecht zweiter Ordnung”, in: 15. Bremer Universitätsgespräch: Demokratie und Men- schenrechte in einer globalisierenden Welt Bremen: Universitätsverlag Aschenbeck & Isensee (2003) 

12.  “Europa zwischen nationaler und globaler Rechtskultur” (Europe between National and Global Legal Culture), (mit Georg Mohr), in: Europäische Identität: Paradigmen und Methodenfragen, Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung, Hg. Ralf Elm, Baden-Baden: Nomos (2002) 

13.  “Grenzen der Gerechtigkeit?”, in: Grenzen und Grenzüberschreitungen, Bonn: Sinclair Press 2002 

14.  “Vom Nationalstaat zu globaler Gerechtigkeit”, in: Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (2002, Beiheft 83) 

Articles in Lexica 

15. “Das Angenehme” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

16. “Gesetz der Pflicht” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

17. “Pflichten, gegen sich selbst, gegen andere” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015)  

18. “Pflichten, vollkommene, unvollkommene” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015)  

19. “Nötigung durch das Sittengesetz” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015)  

20. “Barmherzigkeit” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

21. “Beleidigung” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

22. “Belohnung” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

23. “Betrug” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

24. “Bewunderung” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

25. “Shaftesbury” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

26. “Allgemeinheit des Gesetzes” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015)

27. “Einstimmung” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

28. “Gemeingültigkeit” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

39. “Gesetzlosigkeit” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

30. “Gesetzmäßigkeit” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

31. “Rechtfertigung” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015) 

32. “Gebot der Vernunft” in:Kant-Lexikon in drei Bänden, Georg Mohr, Jürgen Stoltzenberg, Marcus Willascheck (eds), Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (2015)  

33. “Solidarität”, in: Politische Theorie und Politische Philosophie. Ein Lexikoned. Martin Hartmann, Claus Offe, München: Beck Verlag (2011) 

Book Reviews 

34.  Zwischen Recht und Moral. Neuere Ansätze der Rechts- und Demokratietheorie. Mit Grundtexten von Karl-Otto Apel und Ingeborg Maus, ed. René von Schomberg / Peter Niesen, in: Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie (2005; 2) 

Translations 

  1. Mertens, Thomas: Kant und die Zwecke des Lebens. In: C. Freiin Von Villiez/J.-Chr. Merle (eds): Kants Metaphysik der Sitten, Berlin: De Gruyter (expected 2019)
  2. Shell, Susan Meld: „Kants moralische Amphibolie und die Beziehung zwischen Ethik und Religion“. In: C. Freiin Von Villiez/J.-Chr. Merle (eds): Kants Metaphysik der Sitten, Berlin: De Gruyter (expected 2019) 
  3. Louden, Robert: „Was ist das Besondere an legalisiertem Sex?“ In: C. Freiin Von Villiez/J.-Chr. Merle (eds): Kants Metaphysik der Sitten, Berlin: De Gruyter (expected 2019)
  4. James, David: „Unabhängigkeit und Eigentum in Kants Rechtslehre“. In: C. Freiin Von Villiez/J.-Chr. Merle (eds): Kants Metaphysik der Sitten, Berlin: De Gruyter (expected 2019) 
  5. Skidelsky, Edward "Philosophie und Nationalismus. Zum Niedergang des Britischen Idealismus", in: Dialektik. Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie(2006/2) Meiner Verlag  
  6. 41.  O’Connor, Brian: "System und Methode", in: Handbuch "Deutscher Idealismus", Metzler (2005)  
  7. Lim, Hong-Bin, "The implications of sceptic culture – Reflections on the Pyrrhonic tradition", in: Philosophies of Cultures, ed. Hans-Jörg Sandkühler / Hong-Bin Lim, Frankfurt/M.: Lang (2004) 
  8. Kim, Changrae, "Intercultural Understanding. A formal examination on cultural unity and plurality", in: Transculturality – Epistemology, Ethics and Politics, ed. Hans-Jörg Sandkühler / Hong-Bin Lim, Frankfurt/M.: Lang (2004) 
  9. Mohr, Georg, "The Principle of Impartiality. Three Models: Moral, Social, Global", in: Transculturality – Epistemology, Ethics and Politics, ed. Hans-Jörg Sandkühler / Hong-Bin Lim, Frankfurt/M.: Lang (2004) 
  10. Mohr, Georg, "The Concept of Legal Cultures", in: Transculturality – Epistemology, Ethics and Politics, ed. Hans-Jörg Sandkühler / Hong-Bin Lim, Frankfurt/M.: Lang (2004) 
  11. Mohr, Georg,"Punishment as an Instrument of Historical Justice – Retribution or Prevention?", paper: Einstein Forum, Potsdam (July 2001) 
  12. Mohr, Georg, "Contract, Retribution and Prevention in J. G. Fichte’s Philosophy of Criminal Law", paper: North American Fichte Society, San Diego (March 2001) 
  13. Mohr, Georg, "Descartes on Self-consciousness and the Unity of a Person", paper: State University of New York at Stony Brook (August 1999) 
Academic article
  • 2018. Emotional configuration and intellectual duty: Smith´s democratic concept of morality. Journal of Scottish Philosophy. 4 pages.
  • 2010. Adam Smith’s Story of Moral Progress. The Adam Smith Review.
Academic monograph
  • 2005. Grenzen der Rechtfertigung?: Internationale Gerechtigkeit durch transnationale Legitimation.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2019. How to be a Good Sentimentalist .
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2015. Shaftesbury. 2 pages.
  • 2015. Das Angenehme. 3 pages.
  • 2011. Solidarität. 3 pages.
  • 2011. On the very idea of a transcultural morality: Adam Smith’s contextualist approach to ethics. 10 pages.
  • 2006. Double-standard – naturally! Smith and Rawls: A Comparison of Methods. 25 pages.
  • 2005. Sympathische Unparteilichkeit: Adam Smith’s moralischer Kontextualismus. 24 pages.
  • 2004. On the Relevance of Public Reason for Democratic Peace.
  • 2004. Cultural Integrity and Human Rights. A four-level-model of legal culture.
  • 2003. Staatliche Souveränität und Menschenrechte. Das Recht auf demokratische Partizipation als ein Menschenrecht zweiter Ordnung.
  • 2002. Europa zwischen nationaler und globaler Rechtskultur.
  • 2001. Vom Nationalstaat zu globaler Gerechtigkeit. 13 pages.
Encyclopedia article
  • 2015. Rechtfertigung. 1939-1940. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Pflichten, vollkommene, unvollkommene. 1785-1786. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Pflichten, gegen sich selbst, gegen andere. 1784-1785. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Nötigung durch das Sittengesetz. 1703-1704. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Gesetzmäßigkeit. 851-851. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Gesetzlosigkeit. 850-851. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Gesetz der Pflicht. 835-835. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Gemeingültigkeit. 753-754. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Gebot der Vernunft. 691-691. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Einstimmung. 493-493. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Bewunderung. 284-285. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Betrug. 274-275. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Belohnung. 249-250. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Beleidigung. 249-249. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Barmherzigkeit. 216-217. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.
  • 2015. Allgemeinheit des Gesetzes. 48-49. In:
    • 2015. Kant-Lexikon.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

1. National sovereignty and self-determination of peoples: international law, normative foundations, discourse 
Funding: Interdisciplinary Centre for Humanities Studies, rectorate of the University of Bergen (2019)

The principle of national sovereignty is widely acknowledged to be the birth-norm of international law. Its nature, legitimate extent and implications for the generation as well as execution of both national and international law can, however, be properly assessed only in connection with the principle of self-determination. Where the former is the birth-norm, the latter must be considered its grounding, indeed, its basic norm. The project seeks to analyse the factual, juridical and normative relationship between national sovereignty and self-determination in international law, in Immanuel Kant's writings on philosophy of law and political philosophy as well as in current popular discourse.

Project management:

  • Prof. Dr. Carola Freiin von Villiez (UiB) 

 

2. Friendship: concept, normative theory and practice 
Funding: DAAD/NFR programme Personal Project Partnership (2017/18)

Friendship is part of our daily experience and, since antiquity, also an ideal of an accomplished life. While it remains constitutive of genuinely human life, its normative conception has changed. The project seeks to discern and analyse these changes in the concept, normative theory and practice of friendship. 

Project management:

  • Prof. Dr. Carola Freiin von Villiez (UiB) 
  • Prof. Dr. Jean-Christophe Merle (Universität Vechta)

 

3. The Reason of Passions.  

This interdisciplinary project seeks to examine the nature, function and limits of "arguments" from emotion in political reasoning and persuasion. (Co-operation with Prof. Dr. Paola De Cuzzani, University of Bergen.) 

Project management:

  • Prof. Dr. Carola Freiin von Villiez (UiB, co-manager) 
  • Prof. Dr. Paola de Cuzzani (UiB, head manager)  

Research groups