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  1. Charles Devellennes (forthcoming). Choice, Blind Spots and Free Will An Autopoietic Critique of Isaiah Berlin's Liberalism. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714545339.
    This article shows that the concept of choice is central to Isaiah Berlin’s liberalism. It argues that his valuing of choice is anchored in a particular conception of human nature, one that assumes and presupposes free will. Berlin’s works sketch a metaphysics of choice, and his reluctance to situate himself openly in the debate on free will is unconvincing. By introducing the theory of autopoiesis, this article further suggests that there is a way to take Berlin’s value pluralism seriously, by (...)
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  2. Chad Kautzer (forthcoming). Self-Defensive Subjectivity: The Diagnosis of a Social Pathology. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714541585.
    In his book Das Recht der Freiheit (2011), Axel Honneth develops a theory of social justice that incorporates negative, reflexive and social forms of freedom as well as the institutional conditions necessary for their reproduction. This account enables the identification of social pathologies or systemic normative deficits that frustrate individual efforts to relate their actions reflexively to a normative order and inhibits their ability to recognize the freedom of others as a condition of their own. In this article I utilize (...)
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  3. B. Babich (forthcoming). Adorno's Radio Phenomenology: Technical Reproduction, Physiognomy and Music. Philosophy and Social Criticism.
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  4. A. Honneth & F. Koch (forthcoming). The Normativity of Ethical Life. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714541538.
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  5. R. Pippin (forthcoming). Reconstructivism: On Honneth's Hegelianism. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714541586.
    In this paper I express enthusiastic solidarity with Axel Honneth’s inheritance and transformation of several core Hegelian ideas, and express one major disagreement. The disagreement is not so much with anything he says, as it is with what he doesn’t say. It concerns his rejection of Hegel’s theoretical philosophy, and so his attempt to reconstruct Hegel’s practical philosophy without reliance on that theoretical philosophy. This attitude towards Hegel’s Science of Logic – that it involves a “mystification” of essentially practical notions (...)
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  6. A. Calcagno (forthcoming). Jacques Derrida and Alain Badiou. Philosophy and Social Criticism.
    Page 1. Antonio Calcagno Jacques Derrida and Alain Badiou Is there a relation between politics and time ?This paper argues that though Derrida is correct to bring to the fore the undecidability that is contained in his ..
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  7. Anna Ezekiel (forthcoming). A Human Cry: Nietzsche on Affirming Others' Pain. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453713498253.
    This article is concerned with what Nietzsche claims about particular kinds of suffering that can emerge in encounters with others. I maintain that, even taking into account statements of Nietzsche’s that contradict or modify his language of solitude, hardness and domination, his acknowledgement of the capacity of witnessing others’ suffering to cause pain does not indicate an intersubjective notion of self-affirmation, but is an instance of a tension he identifies between our inescapable implication in social ways of being, and our (...)
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  8. Joseph Heath (forthcoming). Rebooting Discourse Ethics. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714545340.
    In this article I argue that the conception of discourse ethics that Jürgen Habermas advances in his seminar paper, ‘Discourse Ethics: Notes on a Program of Philosophical Justification’, is subject to significant revision in later work. The central difference has to do with the status of the universalization principle and its relationship to the ‘rightness’ validity claim. The earlier view is structured by a desire to provide a weak-transcendental defense of the universalization principle. The later revision, however, essentially undercuts the (...)
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  9. Jennie Choi Ikuta (forthcoming). Mill as Ambivalent Democrat The Corruption and Cultivation of Human Flourishing in Democratic Society and Politics. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714547895.
    Mill’s status in the democratic family is contested. However, regardless of their conclusions, scholars have largely focused on and interpreted the tension between competence and participation in his thought as a way to determine Mill’s democratic credentials. This article argues for a different approach in thinking about Mill’s status as a democrat – that is, an approach that takes seriously his multifaceted conception of human flourishing – and it also argues that Mill is an ambivalent democrat because different dimensions of (...)
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  10. Daniel Loick (forthcoming). Juridification and Politics From the Dilemma of Juridification to the Paradoxes of Rights. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714541584.
    The article starts with the observation of an ambivalence inherent to the politics of juridification. On the one hand, some spheres of the life-world such as the family and the school are often places of exploitation, degradation and humiliation and therefore seem to require the implementation of legal protection for their members. At the same time, the demand for rights seems somehow to grasp too little, would be inadequate or even counterproductive. How can this ambivalence be politically dealt with? I (...)
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  11. Eduardo Mendieta (forthcoming). The Legal Orthopedia of Human Dignity Thinking with Axel Honneth. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714541582.
    This article develops a constructivist, non-metaphysical, non-essentialist conception of human dignity using Jeremy Waldron, Michael Rosen, Ernst Bloch, Jürgen Habermas and Axel Honneth. This constructivist conception of dignity is then related to the communicative or reflexive conception of freedom developed by discourse ethics. Then, these two conceptions are demonstrated to be foundational for the development and implementation of human rights.
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  12. Marcus Morgan (forthcoming). Revisiting Truth and Freedom in Orwell and Rorty. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453713514766.
    This article uses differing interpretations of a thread of narrative taken from Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four as a springboard to exploring the connection between philosophical truth and political liberalism. It argues that while no positive connection exists between realist truth and political liberalism, minimal negative connections do exist between Rorty’s humanistic account of truth and a basic commitment to democratic and liberal frameworks. It sees these minimal connections as limiting in their failure to provide a politics that moves beyond an exclusive (...)
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  13. Michael J. Thompson (forthcoming). Axel Honneth and the Neo-Idealist Turn in Critical Theory. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714541583.
    I provide a critique of Axel Honneth’s theory of recognition by calling into question the extent to which recognitive relations are immune to the effects of social and economic power and their ability to shape consciousness and moral cognition. I maintain that as a theory of socialization, Honneth’s theory is inadequate to deal with the strong structural-functional forces that hold administrative-capitalist societies together. This has the effect of constituting subjectivity in particular ways, and this problem of the constitution of the (...)
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  14. Joris Vlieghe (forthcoming). Foucault, Limit-Experience and the Body. On the Possibility of a Critical Attitude. Philosophy and Social Criticism.
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  15. Iris Marion Young (forthcoming). Throwing Like a Girl and Other Essays in Feminist. Philosophy and Social Criticism.
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