Fichte and Hegel on Recognition

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In this paper I provide an interpretation of Hegel’s account of ‘recognition’ (Anerkennung) in the 1802-3 System of Ethical Life as a critique of Fichte’s account of recognition in the 1796-7 Foundations of Natural Right. In the first three sections of the paper I argue that Fichte’s account of recognition in the domain of right is not concerned with recognition as a moral attitude. I then turn, in section four, to a discussion of Hegel’s critique and transformation of Fichte’s conception of recognition. Hegel’s transformation consists, I argue, in the claim that a comprehensive account of recognition in the domain of right must be concerned with recognition as a moral attitude
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DOI 10.1080/09608780902761745
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Two Kinds of Respect.Stephen L. Darwall - 1977 - Ethics 88 (1):36-49.
Recognition: Fichte and Hegel on the Other.Robert R. Williams - 1992 - State University of New York Press.
Negative Liberty, Liberal and Republican.Philip Pettit - 1993 - European Journal of Philosophy 1 (1):15-38.

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