Vol. 12 No. 24 (2021): Le emozioni come oggetti sociali. Prospettive interdisciplinari

Per una cura sconfinata. La filosofia dell’urgenza di Elena Pulcini

Published November 16, 2021
  • Gift,
  • Responsibility,
  • Moral Sentiments,
  • Emotions,
  • Passions
How to Cite
Mazzone, L. (2021). Per una cura sconfinata. La filosofia dell’urgenza di Elena Pulcini. SocietàMutamentoPolitica, 12(24), 143-152. https://doi.org/10.36253/smp-13231


The article aims to summarize the main features of Elena Pulcini’s social philosophy, starting with her latest work entitled Between care and justice. Passions as social resources. Empathy, compassion and indignation are just some of the moral sentiments that show the limits of the anthropological model of homo oeconomicus; at the same time, these sentiments are at the center of a new theoretical paradigm that combines care and justice in order to avoid the partiality of unilateral ethical-political models: just as justice can become unfair, if careless, care work can easily assume the unrecognizable semblances of exploitative relationships when conceived and practiced regardless of a fair material and symbolic recognition of its performances. The intellectual testament of Elena Pulcini is as an urgent invitation to overcome the widespread emotional illiteracy and proposes a promising strategy to face the challenges due to the space-time distance of the Other in the global age. 


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