Solidarity: A Local, Partial and Reflective Emotion

Diametros 43:55-64 (2015)
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Solidarity is analysed in contradistinction from two adjacent concepts - justice and sympathy. It is argued that unlike the other two, it is essentially local , partial and reflective . Although not to be confused with justice, solidarity is presented as underlying any contract-based system of justice, since it defines the contours of the group within which the contract is taking place. Finally, due to the fact that health is a typically universal value and being a primary good it is something which should be distributed justly, solidarity seems not to have any central role in bioethics
Keywords sympathy  bioethics  justice  solidarity  ter Meulen
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DOI 10.13153/diam.43.2015.714
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