The aim of this paper is to provide a philosophic answer to a question, which is not at all rhetoric, as it may seem. The author, in fact, wonders whether identity has to be framed, as usual, as an absolute value, i.e., as an “all-or nothing” question. The conclusion of this inquiry is clearly a negative one: Identity, on the contrary, has to be seen as a value which is highly complex, fuzzy, and allowing for degrees, nuances, and trade-offs. In modern societies there must be an interplay between identity and difference which is capable of ensuring institutional fairness and ongoing multicultural dialogue.
|Titolo:||Matters of Identity|
LUZZATI, CLAUDIO RAFFAELE (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||identity ; globalization ; conflict ; rules ; relativism|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore IUS/20 - Filosofia del Diritto|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1467-9337.2005.00288.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|