Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol 3, No 4 (2014)

Twenty-First Century Monarchomachy. The Republican Republicanism of Lorenzo Peña

Olalla González Chércoles


Lorenzo Peña's proposal of a public republicanism is critically analysed. It raises the alternative between Monarchy and Republic to a main issue in political philosophy, while looking upon the republican system as inherently prone to a broadening of the public sphere and yet promoting a division of labour between the task of public powers, namely to deal with the common good, and the action of private citizens, upon which chiefly private duties are incumbent.