The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory
By (author) Axel Honneth
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Disrespect by Axel Honneth
Book DescriptionOver the last decade, Axel Honneth has established himself as one of the leading social and political philosophers in the world today. Rooted in the tradition of critical theory, his writings have been central to the revitalization of critical theory and have become increasingly influential. His theory of recognition has gained worldwide attention and is seen by some as the principal counterpart to Habermass theory of discourse ethics. In this important new volume, Honneth pursues his path-breaking work on recognition by exploring the moral experiences of disrespect that underpin the conduct of social and political critique. What we might conceive of as a striving for social recognition initially appears in a negative form as the experience of humiliation or disrespect. Honneth argues that disrespect constitutes the systematic key to a comprehensive theory of recognition that seeks to clarify the sense in which institutionalized patterns of social recognition generate justified demands on the way subjects treat each other. This new book by one of the leading social and political philosophers of our time will be of particular interest to students and scholars in social and political theory and philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745629056
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Axel Honneth
Idea of Socialism, Hardback (November 2016)View all books by Axel Honneth
The idea of socialism has given normative grounding and orientation to the outrage over capitalism for more than 150 years, and yet today it seems to have lost much of its appeal. Despite growing discontent, many would hesitate to invoke socialism when it comes to envisioning life beyond capitalism.
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Author Biography - Axel Honneth
Axel Honneth is Professor of Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt.
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