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CAS SEE Seminars with Guests: Elena Irrera

Elena Irrera is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy at University of Bologna. In 2005 she earned her PhD in Ancient Philosophy at University of Durham where, in 2008 and 2009, she was Honorary Research Fellow on the same topic; she is also a member of Instituto de Estudios Clásicos para la Sociedad y la Politica “Lucio Anneo Séneca” at University Carlos III of Madrid. She wrote two monographs: Il bello come causalità metafisica in Aristotele (2011) and Sulla bellezza della vita buona: fini e criteri dell’agire umano in Aristotele (2012). She actually works on the topics of respect, tolerance and solidarity from historical-philosophical point of view.

Languages of Solidarity. Substantive and Procedural Articulations

On Thursday, June 16th at 12 am (CET), we will host the CAS SEE Seminar with Elena Irrera, presented by our Fellow Achille Zarlenga.

Solidarity is one of the categories of thought that, in recent years, have received increasing attention within the domain of political philosophy. Alongside notions like “respect” and “toleration”, it has often been conceptualized as an element which contributes to characterizing the architecture of democratic constitutional States. I propose to offer a conceptual characterization of an ideal of solidarity which, far from representing a supererogatory principle, can be employed in the construction of justice legitimacy in a liberal-democratic society. More to the point, by combining a historic-philosophical approach (e.g. by drawing on Aristotle’, Rawls’ and Habermas’ reflections) with insights of political theory, I will work out a view of solidarity as “empowered justice”, i.e. as a source of binding obligations of justice towards persons and groups who advance specific claims of recognition within certain communities. In the second part of my presentation I will ask whether it makes any sense to speak of solidarity as an ideal able to shape informing procedures of joint public deliberations in liberal democracies. I will suggest that a value-based and outcome-oriented proceduralism could shape the deliberative process designed to produce normative contents conceivable as “measures and duties of solidarity”.

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