King's College London

Research portal

Solidarity as Joint Action

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-359
JournalJournal of Applied Philosophy
Volume34
Issue number4
Early online date1 Jun 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

Documents

  • japp_12130_proofs

    japp_12130_proofs.pdf, 187 KB, application/pdf

    3/11/2015

    Submitted manuscript

King's Authors

Abstract

The demand for social justice, especially in the context of the welfare state, is often framed as a demand of solidarity. But it is not clear why: in what sense, if any, is social justice best understood as a demand of solidarity? This article explores that question. There are two reasons to do so. First, very little has been written on the concept of solidarity, and almost nothing on why and how solidarity can both give rise to and be the target of a moral obligation. The first aim of the article is to fill this gap. The second aim of the article is to explore the normative implications of this account of solidarity for the commitment to social justice at the heart of the welfare state, and in so doing, to put into question the idea that shared experience or shared identity are either necessary or sufficient bases for social justice qua solidarity.

Download statistics

No data available

View graph of relations

© 2018 King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454