Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2017

264 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526116963

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Recognition theory and contemporary French moral and political philosophy

Reopening the dialogue

First Edition

Edited by Miriam Bankovsky and Alice Le Goff

Published by Manchester University Press

Reappraising the Political MUP

  • Includes new work by Axel Honneth himself, in which he explores the relevance of contemporary French philosophy for the construction of his own theory of recognition
  • Many of the book>'s chapters are written by scholars with a strong global reputation, including, among others, Axel Honneth, David Owen, Catherine Malabou, Lois McNay, and Jean-Philippe Deranty
  • Pedagogical and critical, this book outlines the current state of recognition theory, studies the influence of French theory, and uses French thought to deepen our understanding of recognitive processes
  • The book identifies five themes which contemporary French philosophy brings to critical theory, including accounts of agonistic identity construction, embodied vulnerability, systematic oppression, ethical obligation, and reflexive theory construction

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