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By Christopher Zurn

With his insightful and wide-ranging thought of popularity, Axel Honneth has decisively reshaped the Frankfurt university 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 below an account of the ethical infrastructure of human sociality and its relation to the perils and promise of latest social life.
This e-book offers an available evaluation of Honneth’s major contributions throughout quite a few fields, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of his notion. Christopher Zurn sincerely explains Honneth’s multi-faceted concept of popularity and its relation to different themes: person id, morality, activist pursuits, growth, social pathologies, capitalism, justice, freedom, and critique. In so doing, he locations Honneth’s concept in a huge highbrow context, encompassing vintage social theorists comparable to Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Dewey, Adorno and Habermas, in addition to modern tendencies in social concept and political philosophy. Treating the complete diversity of Honneth’s corpus, together with his significant new paintings on social freedom and democratic moral lifestyles, this booklet is the main updated consultant 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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