Redistribution Or Recognition?: A Political-philosophical Exchange

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Verso, 2003 - Philosophy - 276 pages
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'Recognition' has become a keyword of our time, but its relation to economic 'redistribution' remains unclear. This volume stages a debate between two philosophers, one North American, the other German, who hold different views of the relation of redistribution to recognition. Axel Honneth conceives recognition as the fundamental, over-arching moral category, potentially encompassing redistribution, while Nancy Fraser argues that the two categories are both fundamental and mutually irreducible. In alternating chapters the authors respond to each other's criticisms, and offer a lively dialogue on identity politics, capitalism and social justice. The volume is a dramatic riposte to those who proclaim the death of 'grand theory.'

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Let my start off by saying that this book is a very fertile work for the patient and careful reader who wants to get a feel for the kinds of issues to consider in the redistribution/recognition debate ... Read full review

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This book is hippie nonsense with - "the far more reaching goal of respecting cultural practices of a minority as something socially valuable in itself - as a social good." Even Neo-Nazi's? Should we ... Read full review



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Nancy Fraser is Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research, Einstein Fellow of the city of Berlin, and holder of the "Global Justice" Chair at the Collège d'études mondiales in Paris. Her books include Redistribution or Recognition; Adding Insult to Injury; Scales of Justice; Justice Interruptus; and Unruly Practices.

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