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The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts

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In this pathbreaking study, Axel Honneth argues that "the struggle for recognition" is, and should be, at the center of social conflicts. Moving smoothly between moral philosophy and social theory, Honneth offers insights into such issues as the social forms of recognition and nonrecognition, the moral basis of interaction in human conflicts, the relation between the recog ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 11th 1996 by MIT Press (first published 1992)
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Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the book that - I believe - made Axel Honneth famous in Germany. In The Struggle for Recognition, Honneth wants to place critical theory (or critical social philosophy) within a new normative context. Instead of being pessimistic and implicitly normative - like many of the first generation Frankfurt school were - Honneth believes he can redefine the landscape of normativity, to provide a foothold for socio-political critiques. The new landscape is the struggle for recognition, which can ...more
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
نزاع برای (بر سر) به رسمیت شناخته شدن

کتاب در سه بخش تدارک شده که با مقدمه بسیار خوب «جول اندرسون» (نظیر مقدمه «هلموت واگنر» بر کتاب پدیدارشناسی و روابط اجتماعی «آلفرد شوتز») به انگلیسی ترجمه شده است
هونت، استاد فلسفه دانشگاه فرانکفورت و کلمبیا است که از سال 2001 مدیریت موسسه تحقیقات اجتماعی دانشگاه فرانکفورت (مکتب فرانکفورت) را نیز متقبل است
کتاب «نزاع برای به رسمیت شناخته شدن»، به گفته خود او، ادامه کتاب «نقد قدرت» است و قصد او تثبیت «به رسمیت شناختن»* به عنوان ترمینولوژی
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Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
هماهنطور که از اسم کتاب آشکار است نویسنده در این کتاب به دنبال تبیین ساختاری نزاعهای اجتماعی است. از منظر نویسنده نزاع های تاریخی و اجتماعی ترکیبی از نزاع های یوتیلیتارین بر سر منافع گروهی و نزاع های اخلاقی ست که در راستای به رسمیت شناخته شدن هستند و این نزاع و مبارزه زمینه ظهور رفتار و نیاز و هنجارهای جدید اجتماعی را فراهم می آورد. آبشخور فکری نویسنده نظریات مکتب انقادی فرانکفورت است که خود نیز نسل سوم این مکتب به حساب می آید، بالاخص میتوان به خوبی تاثیرپذیری از هابرماس را در این کتاب مشاهده کر ...more
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved it so much, I have marginalia that makes rereading nearly impossible -- will get a new copy and compare notes after 8 years since first cover to cover read.
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Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nesta obra, Axel Honneth retoma o tema do reconhecimento intersubjetivo, buscando inspiração, fundamentalmente, nas obras de Hegel e Mead, para os quais a formação da identidade pressupõe a experiência do reconhecimento. Com isto, o autor busca fazer uma sistematização de uma teoria do reconhecimento, a partir de uma tipologia progressiva compreendida por três padrões de reconhecimento, a saber: (i) amor; (ii) direito; (iii) solidariedade. Para a definição de cada padrão, é válido — como faz o a ...more
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Il testo propone di vedere nella lotta per il riconoscimento una struttura capace di spiegare i processi storici.

Molti autori, soprattutto in ambito sociologico, hanno sottolineato l'importanza delle lotte nei processi di cambiamento sociale. La lotta è sempre stata vista come il tentativo di sopraffare l'avversario, dandole così un valore negativo e distruttivo. Per Honnet, al contrario, la lotta nascerebbe da una volontà affermativa, dal desiderio di essere riconosciuto dall'altro che ignora
Jul 03, 2018 marked it as to-keep-reference
El planteo inicial de Taylor pronto recibiría un desarrollo mucho más sistemático en obras como Multicultural Citizenship (1995), de Will Kymlicka, y en The Struggle for Recognition (1996), del filósofo alemán Axel Honneth.

Teoría de la Justicia, Clase 1.
Tom Calvard
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not the most engaging read but a carefully worked-through piece of social theory on the struggles for recognition and solidarity in societies with diverse groups. Struggle is certainly an apposite word if you look at how democracies are still struggling with these issues 20 years after this book was written.
Sergei Moska
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another Goodreads user, Chris Byron, wrote an extensive review of this book, so check out that review if you want details.

I frankly just wanted to say that this is an unambiguous 5-star book for me. It's a rare find: a relatively difficult - if Chris' review didn't make any sense to you, you probably should read it a bit later - book that's nonethless a real page-turner. I loved it. I do think that some of Honneth's remarks in the third section of the book are undermined by some rece
Ashley Shan
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A very important book in contemporary critical theory. Honneth identifies three stages of the struggle for recognition for individual development and social movement as hinted, but not fully developed, in Hegel and Mead. Sharply points out the methodological deadends of Hegel's phenomenology of the spirit, and Mead and other Marxists' one-sided, ethically charged notion of labor.

I read this book in order to get some ideas for revising my thesis, but turns out to be a very worthwhile read - one
Another BA read, another fine book.
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Axel Honneth (born July 18, 1949) is a professor of philosophy at both the University of Frankfurt and Columbia University. He is also director of the Institut für Sozialforschung (Institute for Social Research) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Honneth's work focuses on social-political and moral philosophy, especially relations of power, recognition, and respect. One of his core argument
“Child’s creativity – indeed, the human faculty of imagination – presupposes a capacity to be alone, which itself can arise only out of basic confidence in the care of a loved one.” 5 likes
“It is all those moral deviations that constitute the developmental process of society and its relations of recognition. In every historical epoch, individual, particular anticipations of expanded recognition relations accumulate into a system of normative demands, and this, consequently, forces societal development as a whole to adapt to the process of progressive individuation. The process of development goes in the direction of ever-greater liberation of individuality, increasing personal autonomy.” 1 likes
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