Abstract: In spite of the effort of educators to transmit the culture and values of democracy, we are witnessing their decline. This analysis of the decline examines rst of all the model of liberal education. Liberal or humanistic education (as opposed to “professional formation”) is an approach that is better suited to the transmission and formation of those values and basic […]
Archive for: fraternity principle
"La double idée de fraternité – comme héritage de la tradition et comme projet de transformation – et la fondation des droits de l’homme dans le contexte colonial"
Abstract: When comparing the French Revolution of 1789 and the Revolution of the black slaves in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (Haiti) between 1791 and 1804, many commentators emphasise the European origin of revolutionary ideas. They do so in order to imply that the slaves, rather than “thinking out” their revolution, simply “carried it out”: the theory is that ideas travelled […]
Abstract: In support of the idea that penal jurisdiction aims at reconciliation, two important examples tend to be cited. One is that of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa, in which reconciliation is “first of all a political act, the establishment of a neutral space in which various parties meet in favour of justice and reconstruction”. The other […]
Abstract: The evolution and the transformation of the reality of democracy, especially in relation to participation in it, opens up new possibilities for reﬂection upon sectors that, until now, have been seen as exclusively within the competence of “experts”. Among these the Italian justice system appears to be evolving towards a new institutional arrangement that includes several different elements and characteristics. […]
Abstract: This paper is an essay on the relationship between politics (poli- cy and politics) and “political education”, specifically about “political education” to citizenship. The paper studies a model for education in tune with our times: a cosmopolitan political education based on hu- man rights. From this point of view, the principle of fraternity helps us to think pedagogically about “human […]
Abstract: This article looks at the application of the concept of political justice elaborated by Hannah Arendt, on the basis of the aesthetic judgement of Kant. This concept of political judgement, originally devised by Arendt in view of ethical and political resistance in dark times, can also be used, this article argues, to develop broad visions and critical autonomy in the […]
Abstract: This article examines the status of citizens in the light of the principle of fraternity. Citizenship is not simply an expression of the relationship between the State and the citizen, it is an important concept for the structure of civil society itself. Here the intention is to look at the rights and duties of citizens (and by contrast and comparison, […]
"Introduzione ai testi del seminario su: «La fraternità come principio relazionale giuridico e politico»"
Abstract: This section presents some interventions from the Seminar on “Fraternity as a relational principle in law and politics”, organized by the Department of Political Studies at the Sophia University Institute, in collaboration with RUEF (Red Universitaria para el Estudio de la Fraternidad) from 11-13 March 2013 at Loppiano (Incisa in Val d’Arno, Firenze).
Abstract: The term «fraternity» is almost completely absent from the vast corpus of texts that make up Latin American thought. Some studies (Mario Casalla, Carlos Beorlegui, Arturo Andrés Roig), however, have begun to identify a role for the principle of fraternity in the process that has led to the establishment of a «collective historical subject», which can be defined as a […]
Abstract: In Rome, on May 9, 2002, in Campidoglio, the “Festival for Europe” takes place to celebrate the entry into force of the treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community, the economic early sign of the future European Union. In her speech, Chiara Lubich presents political fraternity as an essential part of the existential heritage of Europe and of it’s […]