The struggle for recognition in the philosophy of Axel Honneth, applied to the current south african situation and its call for an `african renaissance'
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (5):537-561 (2003)
The paper applies insights from Axel Honneth's recent book, The Struggle for Recognition, to the South African situation. Honneth argues that most movements for justice are motivated by individuals' and groups' felt need for recognition. In the larger debate over the relative importance of recognition compared with distribution, a debate framed by Taylor and Fraser, Honneth is presented as the best of both worlds. His tripartite schema of recognition on the levels of love, rights and solidarity, explains how concerns for equality and difference are two separate needs, even though both must be satisfied. Past and ongoing struggles in South Africa can be understood as struggles for recognition. The African Renaissance itself, to be successful, must address economic and recognition issues simultaneously
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Volker Heins (2012). Three Meanings of Equality: The 'Arab Problem' in Israel. [REVIEW] Res Publica 18 (1):79-91.
Christopher Zurn (2000). Anthropology and Normativity: A Critique of Axel Honneth's 'Formal Conception of Ethical Life'. Philosophy and Social Criticism 26 (1):115-124.
Arto Laitinen, Social Equality, Recognition, and Preconditions of Good Life. Social Inequality Today.
Renante Pilapil (2012). From Psychologism to Personhood: Honneth, Recognition, and the Making of Persons. Res Publica 18 (1):39-51.
Carl-Göran Heidegren (2002). Anthropology, Social Theory, and Politics: Axel Honneth's Theory of Recognition. Inquiry 45 (4):433 – 446.
Simon Thompson (2005). Is Redistribution a Form of Recognition? Comments on the Fraser–Honneth Debate. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (1):85-102.
Radu Neculau (2012). Being Oneself in Another: Recognition and the Culturalist Deformation of Identity. Inquiry 55 (2):148-170.
Axel Honneth (2001). Recognition: Invisibility: On the Epistemology of 'Recognition': Axel Honneth. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 75 (1):111–126.
Bart van Leeuwen (2007). A Formal Recognition of Social Attachments: Expanding Axel Honneth's Theory of Recognition. Inquiry 50 (2):180 – 205.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads31 ( #88,075 of 1,699,699 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #362,609 of 1,699,699 )
How can I increase my downloads?