The Struggle for Recognition

Philosophy and Theology 22 (1-2):105-130 (2010)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This article reflects on the struggle for recognition, in particular on the question of how to avoid people becoming battle-weary. Where do people find the strength to continue this struggle without lapsing into violence? These are questions which we derive from one of Paul Ricoeur’s latest publications Course of Recognition. Ricoeur claims that the only way to avoid the struggle for recognition degenerating into violent conflicts, is to place it in a horizon of hope—the hope that the struggle does not have the final word on interpersonal relations. In this article we take up Ricoeurs suggestion and elaborate it successively from a broad religious perspective and a Christian-Biblical perspective. This also allows us to develop new anthropological insights concerning the Struggle for Recognition.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,219

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Religion in the Public Arena.Marianne Moyaert - 2009 - Ethical Perspectives 16 (3):283-309.
We Are Not Saints, But We Have Kept Our Appointment.Farhang Erfani - 2009 - Idealistic Studies 39 (1-3):115-123.
Exceeding Recognition.Anita Chari - 2004 - Sartre Studies International 10 (2):110-122.
Recognition Beyond Struggle.Michael Monahan - 2006 - Social Theory and Practice 32 (3):389-414.
Fichte, Hegel, and the Life and Death Struggle.James A. Clarke - 2014 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (1):81-103.

Analytics

Added to PP
2011-01-09

Downloads
31 (#491,589)

6 months
6 (#448,852)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references