The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts

The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts

by Axel Honneth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262581477

ISBN-13: 9780262581479

Pub. Date: 10/11/1996

Publisher: MIT Press

In this pathbreaking study, Axel Honneth argues that "the struggle for recognition" is, and should be, at the center of social conflicts. Moving smoothly between moral philosophy and social theory, Honneth offers insights into such issues as the social forms of recognition and nonrecognition, the moral basis of interaction in human conflicts, the relation between

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In this pathbreaking study, Axel Honneth argues that "the struggle for recognition" is, and should be, at the center of social conflicts. Moving smoothly between moral philosophy and social theory, Honneth offers insights into such issues as the social forms of recognition and nonrecognition, the moral basis of interaction in human conflicts, the relation between the recognition model and conceptions of modernity, the normative basis of social theory, and the possibility of mediating between Hegel and Kant.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262581479
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/11/1996
Series:
Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Translator's Note
Translator's Introduction
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. IAn Alternative Tradition in Modern Social Theory: Hegel's Original Idea3
1The Struggle for Self-preservation: On the Foundation of Modern Social Philosophy7
2Crime and Ethical Life: Hegel's Intersubjectivist Innovation11
3The Struggle for Recognition: On the Social Theory in Hegel's Jena Realphilosophie31
Pt. IIA Systematic Renewal: The Structure of Social Relations of Recognition65
4Recognition and Socialization: Mead's Naturalistic Transformation of Hegel's Idea71
5Patterns of Intersubjective Recognition: Love, Rights, and Solidarity92
6Personal Identity and Disrespect: The Violation of the Body, the Denial of Rights, and the Denigration of Ways of Life131
Pt. IIISocial-philosophical Perspectives: Morality and Societal Development141
7Traces of a Tradition in Social Philosophy: Marx, Sorel, Sartre145
8Disrespect and Resistance: The Moral Logic of Social Conflicts160
9Intersubjective Conditions for Personal Integrity: A Formal Conception of Ethical Life171
Notes180
Bibliography200
Index209

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