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Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 72, 2018

Social Philosophy

Sally Scholz
Pages 135-138

Solidarity as a Human Right

I argue that the right to solidarity may be understood as the negative right not to be hindered by social vulnerabilities in the exercise of citizen rights. I define social vulnerabilities as those vulnerabilities that result from structures of society. As a negative right, the right to solidarity shifts attention away from what is necessary for basic flourishing, and toward what is social structures that hinder full participation in other civic or political obligations and rights.

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