The Philosophy of Recognition

The Philosophy of Recognition : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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This volume collects original, cutting-edge essays on the philosophy of recognition by international scholars eminent in the field. By considering the topic of recognition as addressed by both classical and contemporary authors, the volume explores the connections between historical and contemporary recognition research and makes substantive contributions to the further development of contemporary theories of recognition.
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  • Hardback | 390 pages
  • 163 x 240 x 31mm | 744g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739144251
  • 9780739144251
  • 1,659,371

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Rousseau and the Human Drive for Recognition (Amour Propre) Chapter 3 Recognition and Embodiment (Fichte's Materialism) Chapter 4 "The Pure Notion of Recognition": Reflections on the Grammar of the Relation of Recognition in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit Chapter 5 Recognition in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit and Contemporary Practical Philosophy Chapter 6 Recognition, the Right, and the Good Chapter 7 Producing For Others Chapter 8 "Recognition" in Psychoanalysis Chapter 9 Rethinking Recognition Chapter 10 Work and Recognition: A Redefinition Chapter 11 Taking on the Inheritance of Critical Theory: Saving Marx by Recognition? Chapter 12 Can the Goals of the Frankfurt School be Achieved by a Theory of Recognition? Chapter 13 Critique of Political Economy and Contemporary Critical Theory: A Defense of Honneth's Theory of Recognition Chapter 14 On the Scope of 'Recognition': The Role of Adequate Regard and Mutuality Chapter 15 Making the Best of What We Are: Recognition as an Ontological and Ethical Concept
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This collection of superb essays shows the productivity of philosophical perspectives that understand individual and social life as constituted by relations of-successful or failed-recognition. With this approach, normative considerations and critical social analysis can be combined, opening up new paths for research. -- Rainer Forst, Goethe-University Frankfurt The volume as a whole amply displays the richness and fecundity of the recognition paradigm for exploring fundamental questions in social and political theory, as well as in ontology, the metaphysics of human agency, and the study of human nature. Moreover, the book provides compelling evidence for the truth of Zurn's claim that 'the best work in the philosophy of recognition occurs precisely where the two perspectives [historical and contemporary] meet and fruitfully interact.' * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews * This volume offers much food for thought along these lines. Following an introductory survey by Christopher Zurn, there are fourteen essays: the first seven take a primarily historical approach, while the rest have a more contemporary focus .... Deranty presents some stimulating suggestions as to how the need for a credible political-economic framework might be satisfied. With reference to institutionalism and regulation theory, which emphasize the cultural and normative embeddedness of economic phenomena, Deranty shows that viable resources are available with which to explain the complex coordination of the economy in terms of social integration....There is much in this volume which could be taken up productively by Marxist philosophers toward a more sophisticated framework for theorizing the dynamics of contemporary class struggle. * Marx and Philosophy Review of Books *
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About Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch

Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch is a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy at Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat, Munster. Christopher F. Zurn is associate professor of philosophy at University of Kentucky.
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