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Axel Honneth. Theory of Recognition in the Dialectics of Social Synthesis


Axel Honneth



German philosopher, educator, writer

B. 1949

Bio: https://prabook.com/web/axel.honneth/3772904




The main publications in English:

Social Action and Human Nature, co-authored with Hans Joas (Cambridge University Press, 1988 [1980]).

The Critique of Power: Reflective Stages in a Critical Social Theory (MIT Press, 1991 [1985]).

The Fragmented World of the Social: Essays in Social and Political Philosophy (SUNY Press, 1995 [1990]).

The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts(Polity Press, 1995 [1992]).

Redistribution or Recognition?: A Political-Philosophical Exchange, co-authored with Nancy Fraser (Verso, 2003).

Reification: A Recognition-Theoretical View (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Disrespect: The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory (Polity Press, 2007 [2000]).

Pathologies of Reason: o­n the Legacy of Critical Theory (2009).

The Pathologies of Individual Freedom: Hegel's Social Theory (2010).

The I in We: Studies in the Theory of Recognition (2012).

Freedom's Right (2014).



A Formal Recognition of Social Attachments: Expanding Axel Honneth's Theory of Recognition. Axel Honneth draws a distinction between three types of recognition: (1) love, (2) respect and (3) social esteem. In his The Struggle for Recognition, the recognition of cultural particularity is situated in the third sphere.




A Formal Recognition of Social Attachments: Expanding Axel Honneth's Theory of Recognition

Bart van Leeuwen

Pages 180-205 | Received 18 Nov 2006, Published o­nline: 29 Mar 2007



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