Recognition and Power: Axel Honneth and the Tradition of Critical Social Theory

Cambridge University Press (2007)

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David Owen
University of Southampton
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The topic of recognition has come to occupy a central place in debates in social and political theory. Developed by George Herbert Mead and Charles Taylor, it has been given expression in the program for Critical Theory developed by Axel Honneth in his book The Struggle for Recognition. Honneth's research program offers an empirically insightful way of reflecting on emancipatory struggles for greater justice and a powerful theoretical tool for generating a conception of justice and the good that enables the normative evaluation of such struggles. This 2007 volume offers a critical clarification and evaluation of this research program, particularly its relationship to the other major development in critical social and political theory; namely, the focus on power as formative of practical identities proposed by Michel Foucault and developed by theorists such as Judith Butler, James Tully, and Iris Marion Young.
Keywords Critical theory  Recognition (Philosophy  Power (Philosophy
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Call number B809.3.R42 2007
ISBN(s) 9780511498732   9780521184380   9780521864459
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