The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts

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MIT Press, 1996 M10 11 - 272 pages
In this pathbreaking study, Axel Honneth argues that "the struggle for recognition" is, and should be, at the center of social conflicts. Moving smoothly between moral philosophy and social theory, Honneth offers insights into such issues as the social forms of recognition and nonrecognition, the moral basis of interaction in human conflicts, the relation between the recognition model and conceptions of modernity, the normative basis of social theory, and the possibility of mediating between Hegel and Kant.

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Axel Honneth is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Konstanz.

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