Beyond Communication: A Critical Study of Axel Honneth's by Jean-Philippe Deranty

By Jean-Philippe Deranty

Few thinkers have made such major contribution to social and political pondering over the past 3 a long time as Axel Honneth. His thought of popularity has rejuvenated the political vocabulary and allowed severe thought to maneuver past Habermas. past verbal exchange is the 1st full-scale examine of Honneth's paintings, overlaying the full diversity of his writings, from his first sociological articles to the most recent guides. through moving the speculation of popularity in the culture of ecu social conception, the publication exposes the complete intensity and breadth of Honneth's philosophical intervention. The ebook can be an integral source for an individual drawn to modern philosophy and the social sciences.

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Further, it forgets that it becomes an ego only by means of its relation to others (. 21 However, we can already note a highly significant difference in the philosophical-anthropological conceptions underpinning the Habermasian and Honnethian normative models: whereas Habermas looks to the correction of the mentalist model in symbolic interaction where language provides the central medium of interaction, Honneth and Joas, from the very beginning, sought to achieve the same kind of revision with reference to Feuerbach and the corporeal grounding of intersubjectivity.

Mahnkopf and R. Paris), “Zur Latenten Biographie von Arbeiterjugendlichen” Soziologische Analysen, Berlin, 1979. 43 But, in Heller’s as in Márkus’ case, the importance of their attempts at integrating the anthropological and the historical in an innovative interpretation of historical materialism resides not just in the strictly theoretical achievement that this represents, but in the fact that they are able as a result to propound a sophisticated account of the dialectic between first and second nature.

A. Cohen, Karl Marx’s Theory of History: A Defence (1978); and J. Elster, Making Sense of Marx (1985), chapters 6 and 7. 11 A. Honneth, The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts, trans. J. Anderson, Cambridge, Polity Press, 1994, (1992), p. 240. See J. Rundell, Origins of Modernity: The Origins of Modern Social Theory from Kant to Hegel to Marx, Cambridge, Polity Press, 1987, especially chapter 4. P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class, London, Gollancz, 1965.

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