Albena Azmanova


On her book The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Cover Interview of March 27, 2012


In order to resolve the paradox of judgment and offer a politically useful theory of justice, I propose to set aside ideal theory and instead focus on specific human suffering and the possibility to attenuate it.  Thus, I develop a model that invites to look at injustice from the point of view of those who are subjected to injustice and pay attention to the way people formulate, and make sense, of their grievances.

The question “What is Justice?” gives way to the question “Who suffers and why?”