Contemporary Political Theory 5 (3):259-277 (2006)

The article presents a new typology of forms of misrecognition. Through a critique of Axel Honneth's Hegelian-Republican treatment of the issue of recognition, I elaborate an alternative typology of misrecognition forms inspired by Reinhart Koselleck's notion of asymmetric counterconcepts. After deriving three basic forms of misrecognition from historical examples of counterconceptual pairs, I examine some properties of their linguistic articulation as well as the horizons of expectations associated with their usage. The text concludes with an exposition of the comparative advantages of this typology, particularly in regard to identifying the misrecognition of the ones who live outside the republic's national borders
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1057/palgrave.cpt.9300228
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,593
External links

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

Multicultural Citizenship.Will Kymlicka - 1995 - Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Phenomenology of Spirit.G. W. F. Hegel - 1977 - Oxford University Press.

View all 28 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Misrecognition and Domination in Transnational Democracy.Michael Allen - 2010 - Contemporary Political Theory 9 (2):200-219.
Representing Latin America Through Pre-Columbian Art.João Feres - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (7-8):182-207.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
15 ( #682,777 of 2,462,070 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #448,768 of 2,462,070 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes