Solidarity pp 39-55 | Cite as

What’s Wrong with Solidarity?

  • Nicholas Capaldi
Part of the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture book series (PSCC, volume 5)


The concept of solidarity is both a descriptive and a normative concept. It purports to describe the network of communal relationships from which we derive and that define who we are. It purports, as well, to prescribe our moral and political obligations to that network of communal relationships. We assert five theses with regard to solidarity.


Market Economy Foreign Affair Autonomous Individual Civic Virtue Moral Truth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Capaldi
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of TulsaTulsaUSA

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