Axel Honneth: Critical Essays: With a Reply by Axel Honneth

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Danielle Petherbridge
BRILL, Aug 11, 2011 - Philosophy - 439 pages
"Axel Honneth: Critical Essays" brings together a collection of critical interpretations on the work of Axel Honneth, from his earliest writings on philosophical anthropology, his reappraisal of critical theory and critique of post-structuralism, to the development and extension of the theory of recognition, his debate with Nancy Fraser and his most recent work on reification. The book also includes a comprehensive reply by Axel Honneth that not only addresses issues and concerns raised by his critics but also provides significant insights and clarifications into his project overall. The book will be essential reading for all those interested in Honneth s work, and in critical theory, philosophy and social theory more generally.
 

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Contents

Axel Honneths Project of Critical Theory
1
1 Situating Axel Honneth in the Frankfurt School Tradition
31
A Systematic Reconstruction of Axel Honneths Social Philosophy
59
3 Recognition and the Dynamics of Intersubjectivity
89
On Axel Honneths Struggle for Recognition
125
Against the Ideal of an Ethical Life Free from Pain
155
Honneths Critique of Poststructuralist Social Philosophy
177
7 The Theory of Recognition and Critique of Institutions
207
9 The Social Dimension of Autonomy
255
Redistribution Recognition and Justification
303
Honneths Debate with Fraser
321
12 Social Pathologies as SecondOrder Disorders
345
13 The Nugget and the Tailings Reification Reinterpreted in the Light of Recognition
371
14 Rejoinder
391
Notes on Contributors
423
Index
427

A Theory of the Middle?
233

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Danielle Petherbridge, Ph.D. in Philosophy, University College Dublin. She is Co-editor of "Recognition, Work, Politics: New Directions in French Critical Theory" (Brill 2007) and Co-ordinating Editor of the journal "Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory."

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