Fraternità, solidarietà, amicizia civile

Author/s Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/74 Language Italian
Pages 24 P. 110-133 File size 204 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2022-074008
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Justice requires a form of ‘fraternity’ (Rawls), ‘solidarity’ (Marxists) or ‘civic friend¬ship’ (Aristotle), among the central justifications being to place limits on socio-economic inequalities that can undermine just political institutions. Fraternity has been associated with the community of ‘male citizens’, however, and often usurped by a totalitarian fringe. Less noted, however, is that notions of solidarity have also been modelled on historically male forms of activity: on marching, demonstrating, fighting at the barricades (military activity) or labor strikes (economic production). The significance of the notion of civic friendship today is its grounding in a third model of ethical action or praxis: in all those activities that further the reproduction of flourishing relations for their own sake (here called friendship) whether personal or civic. Once this alternative model is developed - and its practices thoroughly adapted to modern principles of universal right and respect for personhood - the ideal of civic friendship may just be the most appropriate notion of community for today’s democratic and pluralist society.

Keywords: Fraternity, solidarity, civic friendship, ethical reproductive praxis, Rawls, Marx, Aristotle, justice

Sibyl A. Schwarzenbach, Fraternità, solidarietà, amicizia civile in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 74/2022, pp 110-133, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2022-074008