Citizens’ Political Responsibility and Collective Identity: A Spinozistic Answer to Jaspers’s Question on Guilt

"The question on guilt that Jaspers poses to the Germans was not only valid after the Holocaust, it can be raised to other peoples who must answer for the crimes committed by the state which act on behalf of the people that gave support to them. In this paper, I elaborate a notion of citizens’...

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Autor Principal: Herrera-Romero, Wilson-Ricardo
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Publicado: Springer Netherlands 2019
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22346
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10892-019-09290-6
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spelling ir-10336-223462021-09-02T12:16:12Z Citizens’ Political Responsibility and Collective Identity: A Spinozistic Answer to Jaspers’s Question on Guilt Herrera-Romero, Wilson-Ricardo Asymmetrical freedom Identity change Karl Jaspers Political guilt Political responsibility Spinoza Therapeutics "The question on guilt that Jaspers poses to the Germans was not only valid after the Holocaust, it can be raised to other peoples who must answer for the crimes committed by the state which act on behalf of the people that gave support to them. In this paper, I elaborate a notion of citizens’ political responsibility in order to argue to what extent—and under what circumstances—the citizens of a political community must respond for the deeds of the political institutions that govern them. For that purpose, I try to explain Spinoza’s notion of political authority in relation to Jaspers’ notion of political guilt. This Spinozistic approach has the advantage of freeing us from moral guilt—a misleading notion in political arena as I will argue—but it demands from us a genuine self-reflective and therapeutic procedure that if applied to politics would reveal a different path from Jaspers’ guilt. The aim of this therapeutic is to bring about a profound change in the personal and political identity of both citizen and political community. © 2019, Springer Nature B.V." 2019 2020-05-25T23:56:10Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/22346 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10892-019-09290-6 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Springer Netherlands instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Asymmetrical freedom
Identity change
Karl Jaspers
Political guilt
Political responsibility
Spinoza
Therapeutics
spellingShingle Asymmetrical freedom
Identity change
Karl Jaspers
Political guilt
Political responsibility
Spinoza
Therapeutics
Herrera-Romero, Wilson-Ricardo
Citizens’ Political Responsibility and Collective Identity: A Spinozistic Answer to Jaspers’s Question on Guilt
description "The question on guilt that Jaspers poses to the Germans was not only valid after the Holocaust, it can be raised to other peoples who must answer for the crimes committed by the state which act on behalf of the people that gave support to them. In this paper, I elaborate a notion of citizens’ political responsibility in order to argue to what extent—and under what circumstances—the citizens of a political community must respond for the deeds of the political institutions that govern them. For that purpose, I try to explain Spinoza’s notion of political authority in relation to Jaspers’ notion of political guilt. This Spinozistic approach has the advantage of freeing us from moral guilt—a misleading notion in political arena as I will argue—but it demands from us a genuine self-reflective and therapeutic procedure that if applied to politics would reveal a different path from Jaspers’ guilt. The aim of this therapeutic is to bring about a profound change in the personal and political identity of both citizen and political community. © 2019, Springer Nature B.V."
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title Citizens’ Political Responsibility and Collective Identity: A Spinozistic Answer to Jaspers’s Question on Guilt
title_short Citizens’ Political Responsibility and Collective Identity: A Spinozistic Answer to Jaspers’s Question on Guilt
title_full Citizens’ Political Responsibility and Collective Identity: A Spinozistic Answer to Jaspers’s Question on Guilt
title_fullStr Citizens’ Political Responsibility and Collective Identity: A Spinozistic Answer to Jaspers’s Question on Guilt
title_full_unstemmed Citizens’ Political Responsibility and Collective Identity: A Spinozistic Answer to Jaspers’s Question on Guilt
title_sort citizens’ political responsibility and collective identity: a spinozistic answer to jaspers’s question on guilt
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