The Theory of Recognition in the Frankfurt School

Authored by: Timo Jütten

The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138333246
eBook ISBN: 9780429443374
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429443374-6

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Abstract

This chapter traces the development of Axel Honneth's theory of recognition and considers some open questions about it. It focuses particularly on the dispute between Honneth and Nancy Fraser about whether recognition or redistribution should be at the center of critical social theory, and on some conceptual difficulties with social esteem in the economic sphere.

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