The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts / Edition 1

The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts / Edition 1

by Axel Honneth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745611605

ISBN-13: 9780745611600

Pub. Date: 05/01/1995

Publisher: Wiley


This is a most remarkable book. The exposition and critical discussion are conducted with exemplary clarity. It may change intellectual lives; it will certainly attract a great deal of attention for many years to come."
-- William Outhwaite, University of Sussex

"Honneth's book casts a flood of light on what has been an

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This is a most remarkable book. The exposition and critical discussion are conducted with exemplary clarity. It may change intellectual lives; it will certainly attract a great deal of attention for many years to come."
-- William Outhwaite, University of Sussex

"Honneth's book casts a flood of light on what has been an area of darkness, the place where the philosophical tradition and modern politics meet and interweave. Since neither is really comprehensible without the other, this work is essential reading for those who would understand either. It is a pathbreaking study, which ought to be at the center of the debate for many years to come."
-- Charles Taylor, McGill University

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:
9780745611600
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Series:
Studies in Contemporary German Social Th
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Note.

Translator's Introduction.

Preface.

Introduction.

Part I: An Alternative Tradition in Modern Social Theory: Hegel's Original Idea:.

1. The Struggle for Self-Preservation.

2. Crime and Ethical Life.

3. The Struggle for Recognition.

Part II: A Systematic Renewal: The Structure of Social Relations of Recognition:.

4. Recognition and Socialization.

5. Patterns of Intersubjective Recognition.

6. Personal Identity and Disrespect.

Part III: Social-philosophical Perspectives: Morality and Societal Development:.

7. Traces of a Tradition in Social Philosophy.

8. Disrespect and Resistance.

9. Intersubjective Conditions for Personal Integrity.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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