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By Christopher Zurn

With his insightful and wide-ranging idea of popularity, Axel Honneth has decisively reshaped the Frankfurt college culture of serious social thought. Combining insights from philosophy, sociology, psychology, historical past, political economic climate, and cultural critique, Honneth’s paintings proposes not anything under an account of the ethical infrastructure of human sociality and its relation to the perils and promise of up to date social life.
 
This publication presents an available review of Honneth’s major contributions throughout quite a few fields, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of his concept. Christopher Zurn basically explains Honneth’s multi-faceted conception of popularity and its relation to assorted subject matters: person identification, morality, activist hobbies, development, social pathologies, capitalism, justice, freedom, and critique. In so doing, he areas Honneth’s conception in a extensive highbrow context, encompassing vintage social theorists reminiscent of Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Dewey, Adorno and Habermas, in addition to modern traits in social thought and political philosophy. Treating the entire variety of Honneth’s corpus, together with his significant new paintings on social freedom and democratic moral existence, this booklet is the main up to date advisor available.
 
Axel Honneth might be precious to scholars and students operating around the humanities and social sciences, in addition to an individual looking a transparent advisor to the paintings of 1 of the main influential theorists writing today.

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