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Recognition, Reification and (Dis)respect

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor William Outhwaite

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Abstract

Axel Honneth was already recognized as the leading figure in the 'third generation' of critical theory, long before he took up, in 1996, Habermas's chair in philosophy at Frankfurt and the directorship of the Institut fuumlr Sozialforschung. He has for a long time been reconceptualizing Frankfurt critical theory in terms of an originally Hegelian conception of recognition, and associated notions of respect and disrespect - a model which brings out a concern with human suffering which was a strong feature of the first generation of critical theorists. This volume of translated essays, together with a recent volume in German and his 2005 Tanner Lectures on reification, provides a good opportunity to triangulate Honneth's developing work.


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Author(s): Outhwaite W

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Economy and Society

Year: 2009

Volume: 38

Issue: 2

Pages: 360-367

Print publication date: 01/05/2009

Date deposited: 04/12/2012

ISSN (print): 0308-5147

ISSN (electronic): 1469-5766

Publisher: Routledge

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03085140902786835

DOI: 10.1080/03085140902786835


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