The Pathologies of Individual Freedom: Hegel's Social Theory

The Pathologies of Individual Freedom: Hegel's Social Theory

by Axel Honneth
     
 

ISBN-10: 069111806X

ISBN-13: 9780691118062

Pub. Date: 02/21/2010

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Axel Honneth's book is stimulating, insightful, philosophically interesting, and analytically sophisticated. Its main contribution lies in its sympathetic, philosophically acute reconstruction of Hegel's position on individual freedom, which is made with an eye to lending it contemporary relevance. The book succeeds admirably and makes a great contribution to the

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"Axel Honneth's book is stimulating, insightful, philosophically interesting, and analytically sophisticated. Its main contribution lies in its sympathetic, philosophically acute reconstruction of Hegel's position on individual freedom, which is made with an eye to lending it contemporary relevance. The book succeeds admirably and makes a great contribution to the English-language literature on Hegel."—Fred Neuhouser, Barnard College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691118062
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/21/2010
Series:
Princeton Monographs in Philosophy Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

I: Hegel's Philosophy of Right as a Theory of Justice 1
The Idea of Individual Freedom: Intersubjective Conditions of Autonomy 7
"Right" in the Philosophy of Right: Necessary Spheres of Self-Realization 18

II: The Connection between the Theory of Justice and the Diagnosis of the Age 25
Suffering from Indeterminacy: Pathologies of Individual Freedom 28
"Liberation" from Suffering: The Therapeutic Significance of "Ethical Life" 42

III: The Theory of Ethical Life as a Normative Theory of Modernity 48
Self-Realization and Recognition: Conditions of "Ethical Life" 49
The Over-Institutionalization of "Ethical Life": Problems of the Hegelian Approach 63

Index 81

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