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Anthropology, Social Theory and Politics. Axel Honneth's Theory of Recognition

Heidegren, Carl-Göran LU (2002) In Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45(4). p.433-446
Abstract
The article presents and discusses Axel Honneth's theory of recognition as a specific constellation, i.e. as a theoretical endeavour spanning over and interrelating positions in the fields of anthropology, social theory, and politics. As essential components in this constellation is discerned an anthropology of recognition, a social philosophy of different forms of recognition, a morality of recognition, a theory of democratic ethical life as a social ideal, and a notion of political democracy as an ambitious reflexive form of social cooperation. A tentative attempt is also made to elucidate the motivational history that underlies and animates Honneth's theoretical endeavour and accounts for its specific 'spirit'.
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anthropology of transcendence, constellation, motivational history, recognition, Axel Honneth, pluralistic ethics, sociologi, sociology
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Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy
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45
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4
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433 - 446
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Routledge
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0020-174X
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English
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  author       = {Heidegren, Carl-Göran},
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  keyword      = {anthropology of transcendence,constellation,motivational history,recognition,Axel Honneth,pluralistic ethics,sociologi,sociology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {433--446},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = { Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy},
  title        = {Anthropology, Social Theory and Politics. Axel Honneth's Theory of Recognition},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2002},
}