This unique collection focuses on the unexamined connections between two contemporary, intensively debated lines of inquiry: Hegel-inspired theories of recognition (Anerkennung) and analytical social ontology. These lines address the roots of human sociality from different conceptual perspectives and have complementary strengths, variously stressing the social constitution of persons in interpersonal relations and the emergence of social and institutional reality through collective intentionality. In this book leading theorists and younger scholars offer original analyses of the connections and suggest new ways in which theories of recognition and current approaches in analytical social ontology can enrich one another.
Recognition and Social Ontology
By Stéphane Symons, KU Leuven, Belgium
In Walter Benjamin. Presence of Mind, Failure to Comprehend Stéphane Symons offers an innovative reading of the work of German philosopher, essayist and literary critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) that characterizes his writings as "neither a-theological, nor immediately theological."
Edited by Nicholas H.Smith and Jean-Philippe Deranty
This volume addresses the long-standing neglect of the category of labour in critical social theory and it presents a powerful case for a new paradigm based on the anthropological significance of work and its role in shaping social bonds.
Edited by Danielle Petherbridge
Axel Honneth: Critical Essays brings together critical interpretations of the work of Axel Honneth, from his earliest to his most recent writings, together with a comprehensive reply by Honneth that provides significant insights and clarifications into his project overall.
By George Markus
The book addresses the constitution of the high culture of modernity as an uneasy unity of the sciences, including philosophy, and the arts. Their internal dynamism and strain is established through, on the one hand, the relationship of the author - work - recipient, and, on the other, the ...
By Volker Heins
The book provides a thematic account of the changing political thought of critical theorists from Adorno to Habermas and Honneth. Its purpose is to establish the relevance of this tradition for contemporary political theory and philosophy.
Edited by Eduardo de la Fuente and Peter Murphy
This collection brings together philosophers, sociologists, musicologists and students of culture who theorize music through cultural practices as diverse as opera and classical music, jazz and pop, avant-garde and DIY musical cultures, music festivals and isolated listening through the iPod, ...
Beyond Communication is the first comprehensive study dedicated to the work of Axel Honneth. By relocating Honneth’s theory of recognition within the tradition of social philosophy, Beyond Communication demonstrates the great scope and variety of Honneth’s philosophical contribution.
Jeff Klooger, Foreword by Dick Howard
This book is an introduction to the key ideas contained in Cornelius Castoriadis’ radical new theory of society and history, as well as a critical exploration of the philosophical underpinnings and implications of his reflections on Being, society and the self.
Edited by Jean-Philippe Deranty, Danielle Petherbridge, John Rundell and Robert Sinnerbrink
Recognition, Work, Politics includes a range of essays in contemporary French critical theory around politics, recognition, and work, and their philosophical articulations. These issues are addressed from directions that include post-structuralism, the paradigm of the gift, recognition theory, ...
Constructing a dialogue between the social theory of Alain Touraine and the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur, this work locates the wellsprings of the renewed intepretative powers of Touraine's recent sociology of the subject and critique of modernity in an implicit and unfinished, but unmistakable ...
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