The I in We: Studies in the Theory of Recognition

The I in We: Studies in the Theory of Recognition

Axel Honneth

during this quantity Axel Honneth deepens and develops his hugely influential thought of popularity, displaying the way it permits us either to reconsider the idea that of justice and to provide a compelling account of the connection among social copy and person id formation.

Drawing on his reassessment of Hegel’s sensible philosophy, Honneth argues that our notion of social justice might be redirected from a preoccupation with the rules of dispensing items to a spotlight at the measures for developing symmetrical kinfolk of popularity. This theoretical reorientation has far-reaching implications for the speculation of justice, because it obliges this concept to interact at once with difficulties in regards to the association of labor and with the ideologies that stabilize relatives of domination.

within the ultimate a part of this quantity Honneth exhibits how the idea of popularity offers a fruitful and illuminating means of exploring the relation among social replica and id formation. instead of seeing teams as regressive social types that threaten the autonomy of the person, Honneth argues that the ‘I’ depends on sorts of social reputation embodied in teams, due to the fact neither self-respect nor vainness might be maintained with no the supportive adventure of working towards shared values within the group.

this significant new e-book by means of one of many best social philosophers of our time may be of significant curiosity to scholars and students in philosophy, sociology, politics and the arts and social sciences typically.

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