Social Equality, Recognition, and Preconditions of Good Life

In Michael Fine, Paul Henman & Nicholas Smith (eds.), Social Inequality Today (2003)

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Arto Laitinen
Tampere University
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In this paper I analyze interpersonal and institutional recognition and discuss the relation of different types of recognition to various principles of social justice (egalitarianism, meritarianism, legitimate favouritism, principles of need and free exchange). Further, I try to characterize contours of good autonomous life, and ask what kind of preconditions it has. I will distinguish between five kinds of preconditions: psychological, material, cultural, intersubjective and institutional. After examining what the role of recognition is among such preconditions, and how they figure in the work of Axel Honneth, Nancy Fraser and Charles Taylor, I suggest a somewhat complex and hopefully rich picture of interpersonal and institutional recognition as a precondition of autonomous good life.
Keywords Recognition  Axel Honneth  Social Justice  Charles Taylor  Anerkennung  Nancy Fraser  Preconditions of good life  Positive freedom
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