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The I in We. Studies in the Theory of Recognition

In this volume Axel Honneth deepens and develops his highly influential theory of recognition, showing how it enables us both to rethink the concept of justice and to offer a compelling account of the relationship between social reproduction and individual identity formation. Drawing on his reassessment of Hegel’s practical philosophy, Honneth argues that our conception of social justice should be redirected from a preoccupation with the principles of distributing goods to a focus on the measures for creating symmetrical relations of recognition. This theoretical reorientation has far-reaching implications for the theory of justice, as it obliges this theory to engage directly with problems concerning the organization of work and with the ideologies that stabilize relations of domination. In the final part of this volume Honneth shows how the theory of recognition provides a fruitful and illuminating way of exploring the relation between social reproduction and identity formation. Rather than seeing groups as regressive social forms that threaten the autonomy of the individual, Honneth argues that the ‘I’ is dependent on forms of social recognition embodied in groups, since neither self-respect nor self-esteem can be maintained without the supportive experience of practising shared values in the group. This important new book by one of the leading social philosophers of our time will be of great interest to students and scholars in philosophy, sociology, politics and the humanitiesand social sciences generally.

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Axel Honneth

Axel Honneth is a professor of philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, Germany and director of the "Institut für Sozialforschung" (Institute for Social Research) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Biography

Honneth was born in Essen in 1949, studied in Bonn, Bochum, Berlin and Munich (under Jürgen Habermas), and taught at the Free University of Berlin and the New School before moving to the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt in 1996. In 2001, he became director of the Institute for Social Research, originally home to the so-called Frankfurt School, at the University of Frankfurt.

Research

Honneth's work focuses on social-political and moral philosophy, especially relations of power, recognition, and respect. One of his core arguments is for the priority of intersubjective relationships of recognition in understanding social relations. This includes non- and mis-recognition as a basis of social and interpersonal conflict. For instance, grievances regarding the distribution of goods in society are ultimately struggles for recognition.

His first main work "The Critique of Power: Reflective Stages in a Critical Social Theory" explores the affinities between the Frankfurt School and Michel Foucault. In his second main work "The Struggle for Recognition: Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts", the recognition concept is derived mainly from G.W.F. Hegel's early social philosophical works, but is supplemented by George Herbert Mead's social psychology, Habermas's communicative ethics, and Winnicott's object relation theory. Honneth's critical adaptation of these is the basis of his critical social theory, which attempts to remedy the deficits of previous approaches.

Honneth co-authored "Recognition or Redistribution?" with feminist philosopher Nancy Fraser in 2003, who criticizes the priority of ethical categories such as recognition over structural social-political categories such as redistribution in Honneth's thought.

His recent work "Reification" reformulates this key "Western Marxist" concept in terms of intersubjective relations of recognition and power. For Honneth, all forms of reification are due to intersubjectively based pathologies rather than the structural character of social systems such as capitalism as argued by Karl Marx and György Lukács.

Major works translated into English

* "Social Action and Human Nature", co-authored with Hans Joas (Cambridge University Press, 1988).
* "The Critique of Power: Reflective Stages in a Critical Social Theory" (MIT Press, 1993).
* "The Fragmented World of the Social: Essays in Social and Political Philosophy" (SUNY Press, 1995).
* "The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts" (Polity Press, 1996).
* "Redistribution or Recognition?: A Political-Philosophical Exchange", co-authored with Nancy Fraser (Verso, 2003).
* "Reification: A Recognition-Theoretical View" (Oxford University Press, 2007).
* "Disrespect: The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory" (Polity Press, 2007).

Secondary Sources

Bert van den Brink and David Owen, "Recognition and Power: Axel Honneth and the Tradition of Critical Social Theory" (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

External links

* [http://www.tannerlectures.utah.edu/lectures/documents/Honneth_2006.pdf Tanner Lecture on Reification, 2005]
* [http://www.ifs.uni-frankfurt.de/english/paradox.htm 2006 Program of Research: Paradoxes of Capitalist Modernization]
* [http://www.phil.uu.nl/~joel/research/publications/HonnethIntro.htm Joel Anderson's Introduction to "The Struggle for Recognition."]
* [http://blackthumb.wordpress.com/2007/03/30/honneth-in-london/ Honneth in London] Axel Honneth in conversation with Peter Dews, 2007
* Homepages of Axel Honneth at the [http://www.philosophie.uni-frankfurt.de/lehrende_index/Homepage_Honneth/index.html University of Frankfurt] and the [http://www.ifs.uni-frankfurt.de/people/honneth/ Institute for Social Research] .
* [http://www.crsi.mq.edu.au/Recognition/conf2007/audio.html 2007 Talks by Honneth]

See also

*Social exclusion
*Recognition
*Frankfurt School

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