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Recognition and Power
Axel Honneth and the Tradition of Critical Social Theory

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Bert van den Brink, David Owen, Heikki Ikaheimo, Arto Laitinen, Robert Pippin, Patchen Markell, Beate Roessler, Lior Barshack, Iris Marion Young, Veit Bader, Anthony Simon Laden, Axel Honneth
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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521184380

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  • The topic of recognition has come to occupy a central place in contemporary debates in social and political theory. Rooted in Hegel's work, developed by George Herbert Mead and Charles Taylor, it has been given renewed expression in the recent program for Critical Theory developed by Axel Honneth in his book The Struggle for Recognition. Honneth's research program offers an empirically insightful way of reflecting on emancipatory struggles for greater justice and a powerful theoretical tool for generating a conception of justice and the good that enables the normative evaluation of such struggles.

    • A broad discussion of the work of Axel Honneth by leading philosophers and social theorists
    • Honneth confronts how a morality of recognition can avoid complicity with ideologically laden standards of mutual expectation
    • Leading theorists such as Robert Pippin, Iris Marion Young, and Rainer Forst present their views, as well as their critique of Honneth's work
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    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521184380
    • length: 414 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Bert van den Brink and David Owen
    Part I. Philosophical Approaches to Recognition:
    2. Analyzing recognition: identification, acknowledgment and recognitive attitudes towards persons Heikki Ikaheimo and Arto Laitinen
    3. Recognition and reconciliation: actualized agency in Hegel's jena phenomenology Robert Pippin
    4. Damaged life: power and recognition in Adorno's ethics Bert van den Brink
    5. The potential and the actual: Mead, Honneth, and the 'I' Patchen Markell
    Part II. Recognition and Power in Social Theory:
    6. Work, recognition, emancipation Beate Roessler
    7. '… that all members should be loved in the same way…' Lior Barshack
    8. Recognition of love's labor: considering Axel Honneth's feminism Iris Marion Young
    Part III. Recognition and Power in Political Theory:
    9. 'To tolerate means to insult': toleration, recognition, and emancipation
    10. Misrecognition, power, and democracy Veit Bader
    11. Reasonable deliberation, constructive power, and the struggle for recognition Anthony Simon Laden
    12. Self-government and 'democracy as reflexive co-operation': reflection on Honneth's social and political ideal David Owen
    Part IV. Axel Honneth on Recognition and Power:
    13. Recognition as ideology Axel Honneth
    14. Rejoinder Axel Honneth.

  • Authors

    Bert van den Brink, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

    David Owen, University of Southampton


    Bert van den Brink, David Owen, Heikki Ikaheimo, Arto Laitinen, Robert Pippin, Patchen Markell, Beate Roessler, Lior Barshack, Iris Marion Young, Veit Bader, Anthony Simon Laden, Axel Honneth

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