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Responsibility and Freedom by Robert Gianni

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Conclusion

Although it does not emerge from a specific reference to values or norms, the entire construction of this book is built on a key value, that is the one of freedom understood as social freedom. All six keys for action are aimed at defining the conditions for the implementation of individual freedoms in a social dimension. The institutional processes must be supported by cognitive capacities and epistemic competences that can guarantee the correct understanding of elements on which to develop discursive and reflective practices. The development of these participative processes must be done according to an ethical perspective that manages to go beyond the mere dimension of law, toward the oceans of the intersubjective moral relations. The role of governance is then the one of actively enabling the rules and mechanisms able to prevent unethical behaviors through the other keys. To my understanding, these six keys, seen in their lexical order, develop on the same model as the one proposed for social freedom and responsibility. The necessity of being in the condition to join society must be integrated by an epistemic and cognitive freedom, which enables the development of moral reflections. But, these two dimensions of freedom presuppose and go back to a concrete dimension, of ethical, intersubjective relations. And this ladder can also be taken in the other sense, starting from governance that must put in place ethical measures that facilitate access to engagement and ...

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