Justice requires a form of ‘fraternity’ (Rawls), ‘solidarity’ (Marxists) or ‘civic friendship’ (Aristotle), among the central justifications being to place limits on socio-econo- mic 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.

Fraternità, solidarietà, amicizia civileIn: LA SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI. - ISSN 1590-7031. - 25:74 (2)(2022), pp. 111-132.Fraternità, solidarietà, amicizia civileIn: LA SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI. - ISSN 1590-7031. - 25:74 (2)(2022), pp. 111-132..

Fraternità, solidarietà, amicizia civile

A. Ceron
2022

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Justice requires a form of ‘fraternity’ (Rawls), ‘solidarity’ (Marxists) or ‘civic friendship’ (Aristotle), among the central justifications being to place limits on socio-econo- mic 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.
Fraternity, solidarity, civic friendship, ethical reproductive praxis, Rawls, Marx, Aristotle, justice
Settore SPS/02 - Storia delle Dottrine Politiche
Settore SPS/01 - Filosofia Politica
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Fraternità, solidarietà, amicizia civileIn: LA SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI. - ISSN 1590-7031. - 25:74 (2)(2022), pp. 111-132.Fraternità, solidarietà, amicizia civileIn: LA SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI. - ISSN 1590-7031. - 25:74 (2)(2022), pp. 111-132..
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