"La prospettiva della fraternità nel pensiero di John Rawls"
Abstract: Review. In his book A Theory of Justice published in 1971, J. Rawls associates his difference principle with the concept of fraternity, drawing attention to the revolutionary triplet of 1789, “Liberty, equality, fraternity”. Through the difference principle Rawls attempts to think rationally about fraternity, seeing it as something intrinsic to political processes, rather than “external” to them. The author traces the evolution of this important work by looking at two more important texts by Rawls: The Law of Peoples and Political Liberalism. In the light of this investigation, the “indirect” treatment of the principle of fraternity developed by Rawls is highly stimulating and helps to underline the importance of the principle, yet it fails to give it an adequate theoretical foundation.