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Honneth, Axel 1949-

Works: 296 works in 1,202 publications in 8 languages and 22,917 library holdings
Genres: History  Abstracts  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Translator, Thesis advisor, Opponent, Honoree, Adapter, Publishing director
Classifications: HM24, 301.01
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Communicative action : essays on Jürgen Habermas's The theory of communicative action( Book )

40 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in German and English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social action and human nature by Axel Honneth( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle for recognition : the moral grammar of social conflicts by Axel Honneth( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major book, Honneth argues that the 'struggle for recognition' is and should be at the center of social conflicts.Honneth examines the arguments put forward by Hegel in his Jena writings and situates them against the background of modern philosophy's conception of human life as a struggle for existence. He shows how the notion of the struggle for recognition changes in Hegel's work as he moves from an intersubjective paradigm to one based on consciousness.Drawing on Marx, Sorel and Sartre, he examines the importance of the struggle for recognition and of the moral basis of interaction in human conflicts. Finally, he discusses the relation between the recognition model and conceptions of modernity, the normative basis of social theory, and the possibility of mediating between Kant and Hegel.The Struggle for Recognition draws together a wide variety of themes and concerns, moving smoothly between moral philosophy and social theory. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in this central aspect of Hegel's thought and, more broadly, in critical theory and social philosophy
Disrespect : the normative foundations of critical theory by Axel Honneth( Book )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new volume, Axel Honneth pursues his work on recognition by exploring the moral experiences of disrespect that underpin the conduct of social and political critique. What we might conceive of as a striving for social recognition initially appears in a negative form - as the experience of humiliation or disrespect. Honneth argues that disrespect constitutes the systematic key to a comprehensive theory of recognition that seeks to clarify the sense in which institutionalized patterns of social recognition generate justified demands on the way subjects treat each other." "This new book by one of the leading social and political philosophers of our time will be of particular interest for students and scholars in social and political theory and philosophy."--Jacket
The critique of power : reflective stages in a critical social theory by Axel Honneth( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The I in we : studies in the theory of recognition by Axel Honneth( Book )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and German and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume Axel Honneth deepens and develops his highly influential theory of recognition, showing how it enables us both to rethink the concept of justice and to offer a compelling account of the relationship between social reproduction and individual identity formation. Drawing on his reassessment of Hegel s practical philosophy, Honneth argues that our conception of social justice should be redirected from a preoccupation with the principles of distributing goods to a focus on the measures for creating symmetrical relations of recognition. This theoretical reorientation has far-reaching implications for the theory of justice, as it obliges this theory to engage directly with problems concerning the organization of work and with the ideologies that stabilize relations of domination. In the final part of this volume Honneth shows how the theory of recognition provides a fruitful and illuminating way of exploring the relation between social reproduction and identity formation. Rather than seeing groups as regressive social forms that threaten the autonomy of the individual, Honneth argues that the I is dependent on forms of social recognition embodied in groups, since neither self-respect nor self-esteem can be maintained without the supportive experience of practising shared values in the group. This important new book by one of the leading social philosophers of our time will be of great interest to students and scholars in philosophy, sociology, politics and the humanities and social sciences generally."--Publisher's description
Redistribution or recognition? : a political-philosophical exchange by Nancy Fraser( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political philosophers Fraser and Honneth set out to advance the discussion in political philosophy regarding the increasingly polarised political positions of redistribution and recognition; that is, the politics of difference and the politics of equality
The fragmented world of the social : essays in social and political philosophy by Axel Honneth( Book )

16 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book weave together insights and arguments from such diverse traditions as German critical theory, French philosophy and social theory, and recent Anglo-American moral and political theory, offering a unique approach to the political and theoretical consequences of the modernism/postmodernism discussion. Through an analysis of central themes in classical Marxism and early critical theory, the author shows how recent work in a variety of traditions converges on the need to question familiar distinctions between material production and culture, the public and the private, and the political and the social, and to reconsider the conceptions of agency and power that have informed them
Kampf um Anerkennung : zur moralischen Grammatik sozialer Konflikte by Axel Honneth( Book )

44 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in German and Serbian and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die menschliche Lebensform im ganzen ist durch die Tatsache geprägt, daß Individuen nur durch wechselseitige Anerkennung zu sozialer Mitgliedschaft und damit zu einer positiven Selbstbeziehung gelangen
Philosophical interventions in the unfinished project of enlightenment by Axel Honneth( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These 11 essays by philosophers and social theorists take up the philosophical aspects of Juergen Habermas's unfinished project of reconstructing enlightenment rationality. They range in subject matter from classical problems to contemporary debates, covering historical perspectives, theoretical issues, and postenlightenment challenges. A companion volume of essays will take up the cultural and political aspects of the work."--
Cultural-political interventions in the unfinished project of enlightenment( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reification : a new look at an old idea by Axel Honneth( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these original and imaginative essays, delivered as the Tanner Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2005, the distinguished third-generation Frankfurt School philosopher Axel Honneth attempts to rescue the concept of reification by recasting it in the terms of the philosophy of recognition he has been developing over the past two decades."
Kritik der Macht : Reflexionsstufen einer kritischen Gesellschaftstheorie by Axel Honneth( Book )

37 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pathologies of individual freedom : Hegel's social theory by Axel Honneth( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a penetrating reinterpretation and defense of Hegel's social theory as an alternative to reigning liberal notions of social justice. The eminent German philosopher Axel Honneth rereads Hegel's Philosophy of Right to show how it diagnoses the pathologies of the overcommitment to individual freedom that Honneth says underlies the ideas of Rawls and Habermas alike. Honneth argues that Hegel's theory contains an account of the psychological damage caused by placing too much emphasis on personal and moral freedom. Although these freedoms are crucial to the achievement of justice, they are insufficient and in themselves leave people vulnerable to loneliness, emptiness, and depression. Hegel argues that people must also find their freedom or "self-realization" through shared projects. Such projects involve the three institutions of ethical life - family, civil society, and the state - and provide the arena of a crucial third kind of freedom, which Honneth calls "communicative" freedom. A society is just only if it gives all of its members sufficient and equal opportunity to realize communicative freedom as well as personal and moral freedom."--Jacket
Das Recht der Freiheit : Grundriß einer demokratischen Sittlichkeit by Axel Honneth( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Theorie der Gerechtigkeit gehört zu den am intensivsten bestellten Feldern der zeitgenössischen Philosophie. Allerdings haben die meisten Gerechtigkeitstheorien ihr hohes Begründungsniveau nur um den Preis eines schweren Defizits erreicht, denn mit ihrer Fixierung auf rein normative, abstrakte Prinzipien geraten sie in beträchtliche Distanz zu jener Sphäre, die ihr>>Anwendungsbereich<<ist: der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit. Zur Begründung dieses weitreichenden Unterfangens weist Honneth zunächst nach, daß alle wesentlichen Handlungssphären westlicher Gesellschaften ein Merkmal teilen: Sie haben den Anspruch, einen jeweils besonderen Aspekt von individueller Freiheit zu verwirklichen. Im Geiste von Hegels Rechtsphilosophie und unter anerkennungstheoretischen Vorzeichen zeigt das zentrale Kapitel, wie in konkreten gesellschaftlichen Bereichen - in persönlichen Beziehungen, im marktvermittelten Wirtschaftshandeln und in der politischen Öffentlichkeit - die Prinzipien individueller Freiheit generiert werden, die die Richtschnur für Gerechtigkeit bilden. Das Ziel des Buches ist ein höchst anspruchsvolles: die Gerechtigkeitstheorie als Gesellschaftsanalyse neu zu begründen
Kommunitarismus : eine Debatte über die moralischen Grundlagen moderner Gesellschaften( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom's right : the social foundations of democratic life by Axel Honneth( Book )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of justice is one of the most intensely debated areas of contemporary philosophy. Most theories of justice, however, have only attained their high level of justification at great cost. By focusing on purely normative, abstract principles, they become detached from the sphere that constitutes their "field of application" - namely, social reality. Axel Honneth proposes a different approach. He seeks to derive the currently definitive criteria of social justice directly from the normative claims that have developed within Western liberal democratic societies. These criteria and these claims together make up what he terms "democratic ethical life": a system of morally legitimate norms that are not only legally anchored, but also institutionally established. Honneth justifies this far-reaching endeavour by demonstrating that all essential spheres of action in Western societies share a single feature, as they all claim to realize a specific aspect of individual freedom. In the spirit of Hegelʹs Philosophy of Right and guided by the theory of recognition, Honneth shows how principles of individual freedom are generated which constitute the standard of justice in various concrete social spheres: personal relationships, economic activity in the market, and the political public sphere. Honneth seeks thereby to realize a very ambitious aim: to renew the theory of justice as an analysis of society. - 4e de couv
Pathologies of reason : on the legacy of critical theory by Axel Honneth( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Axel Honneth has been instrumental in advancing the work of the Frankfurt School of critical theorists, rebuilding their effort to combine radical social and political analysis with rigorous philosophical inquiry. These eleven essays published over the past five years reclaim the relevant themes of the Frankfurt School, which counted Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin, Jürgen Habermas, Franz Neumann, and Albrecht Wellmer as members. They also engage with Kant, Freud, Alexander Mitscherlich, and Michael Walzer, whose work on morality, history, democracy, and individualit
Zwischenbetrachtungen : im Prozess der Aufklärung : Jürgen Habermas zum 60. Geburtstag( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in German and English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schlüsseltexte der kritischen Theorie : [für Ludwig von Friedeburg zum 80. Geburtstag] by Axel Honneth( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Band bietet einen umfassenden, einführenden Überblick über die etwa 80 wichtigsten Texte der Kritischen Theorie. Auf diese Weise gelingt eine verständliche und fundierte Einführung in die Kritische Theorie (Verlagstext)
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Social action and human nature
Alternative Names
A ke sai er Huo nai te 1949-

Akesaier-Huonaite 1949-

Axel Honneth Duits filosoof

Axel Honneth filosofo tedesco

Axel Honneth filósofo y sociólogo alemán

Axel Honneth German philosopher

Axel Honneth niemiecki filozof i socjolog

Axel Honneth philosophe allemand

Chonet, Aksel 1949-

Chonet, Axel 1949-

Honet, Aksel 1949-

Honetto, Akuseru 1949-

Honet'ŭ, Aksel 1949-

Honneth, A. 1949-

Honneth, Axel

Hūnīṯ, Aksil 1949-

Huonaite, Akesaier 1949-

Аксель Хоннет

הונת, אקסל 1949-

أكسل هونيت

اکسل هونت فیلسوف آلمانی

هونيث، أكسيل

악셀 호네트

호네트, 악셀 1949-


アクセル・ホネット 1949-

ホネット, A

ホネット, アクセル

ホネット, アクセル 1949-

English (306)

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Serbian (2)

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Social action and human natureThe struggle for recognition : the moral grammar of social conflictsDisrespect : the normative foundations of critical theoryThe critique of power : reflective stages in a critical social theoryRedistribution or recognition? : a political-philosophical exchangeThe fragmented world of the social : essays in social and political philosophyPhilosophical interventions in the unfinished project of enlightenmentCultural-political interventions in the unfinished project of enlightenment