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Title: Vulnerabilità situata e risposte alle vulnerazioni
Authors: Pastore, Baldassarre
Keywords: VulnerabilityContextualimRelational OntologyDignityLaw
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Baldassarre Pastore, "Vulnerabilità situata e risposte alle vulnerazioni" in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2020) XXII/1", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2020, pp. 283-291
Journal: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics 
This paper comments on some passages of the book by Gianfrancesco Zanetti with particular
reference to the notion of vulnerability that it assumes. There are multiple faces of vulnerability.
They deal with the present possibility of injury, harm, discrimination, oppression, marginalization.
Vulnerability is universal and, at the same time, particular. There are “inherent vulnerabilities”,
that are located in the fact that humans are embodied and relational beings; “situational
vulnerabilities”, regarding their context-specific dimension; “pathogenic vulnerabilities”, characterized
as socially created vulnerability-aggravating mechanisms. Vulnerability must be at the
heart of our ideas of social and institutional responsibilities. It may well lead to an update of the
interpretation of the principles of dignity and equality. Law can play an important role in compensating,
lessening and eliminating the situations that produce violations concerning the real-life
Type: Article
ISBN: 1825-5167
DOI: 10.13137/1825-5167/30642
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2020) XXII/1

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