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Title Recognition and power : Axel Honneth and the tradition of critical social theory / edited by Bert van den Brink, David Owen
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 399 pages)
Contents Analyzing recognition : identification, acknowledgement and recognitive attitudes towards persons / Heikki Ikäheimo and Arto Laitinen -- Recognition and reconciliation : actualized agency in Hegel's Jena Phenomenology / Robert Pippin -- Damaged life : power and recognition in Adorno's Ethics / Bert van den Brink -- The potential and the actual : Mead, Honneth, and the "I" / Patchen Markell -- Work, recognition, emancipation / Beate Rössler -- " ... that all members should be loved in the same way . . ." / Lior Barshack -- Recognition of love's labor : considering Axel Honneth's feminism / Iris Marion Young -- "To tolerate means to insult" : toleration, recognition, and emancipation / Rainer Forst -- Misrecognition, power, and democracy / Veit Bader -- Reasonable deliberation, constructive power, and the struggle for recognition / Anthony Simon Laden -- Self-government and 'democracy as reflexive co-operation' : reflections on Honneth's social and political ideal / David Owen -- Recognition as ideology / Axel Honneth -- Rejoinder / Axel Honneth
Summary The topic of recognition has come to occupy a central place in debates in social and political theory. Developed by George Herbert Mead and Charles Taylor, it has been given expression in the 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. This 2007 volume offers a critical clarification and evaluation of this research program, particularly its relationship to the other major development in critical social and political theory; namely, the focus on power as formative of practical identities (or forms of subjectivity) proposed by Michel Foucault and developed by theorists such as Judith Butler, James Tully, and Iris Marion Young
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-390) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Honneth, Axel, 1949-
Honneth, Axel, 1949-
Honneth, Axel.
Critical theory.
Recognition (Philosophy)
Power (Philosophy)
critical theories (dialectical critiques)
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Critical theory.
Power (Philosophy)
Recognition (Philosophy)
Kritische Theorie
Soziale Anerkennung
Utrecht <2003>
Form Electronic book
Author Brink, Bert van den
Owen, David, 1964-
ISBN 9780511279164