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Shakespeare and War

Honour at the Stake

Patrick Gray

desire for what Hegel would call ‘recognition’ ( Anerkennung ). In keeping with Hegel, as well as other, latter-day Hegelians such as Charles Taylor and Axel Honneth, Fukuyama sees our desire to have our sense of ourselves acknowledged by other people as

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Freedom's Right

The Social Foundations of Democratic Life

Chad Kautzer

Axel Honneth. Freedom’s Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life

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A Negative Theory of Justice

Towards a Critical Theory of Power Relations

Leonard Mazzone

critique of their justifications. Before comparing this theoretical perspective and Axel Honneth's theory of recognition, Nancy Fraser's three-dimensional conception of justice, and the critique of power relations recently advanced by Rainer Forst, however

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Anita Chari

Hegel’s concept of recognition has been taken up by a number of thinkers, including Axel Honneth, Robert Williams, and Charles Taylor, under the banner of “the politics of recognition,” which pro- poses to put the concept of recognition to use in the service of a theory of politics that can respond to the problems of group-based structural injustice and subordination. According to these thinkers, equal recognition and the possibility of undistorted forms of communicative agreement serve as the regulative ideal that governs the ever-expanding horizon of a community of autonomous, mutually affirming equals, in which, as Honneth writes, each person has “the chance to know that he or she is socially esteemed with regard to his or her abilities.”

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For a Critical Conceptual History of Brazil

Receiving Begriffsgeschichte

João Feres Júnior

The author argues that the development of a critical history of concepts should be based on a programmatic position different from that of original Begriffsgeschichte, or of its main interpretations. By drawing upon theoretical insights of Axel Honneth, he reassesses the basic assumption of Begriffsgeschichte regarding the relationship between the history of concepts and social history, and calls attention to the problems that spring from focusing analysis almost exclusively on key concepts. According to Feres, special attention should be paid to concepts that are socially and politically effective, but, at the same time, do not become the subject of public contestation. Based on this programmatic position, he ends the article proposing a sketch for organizing the study of conceptual history in Brazil along three semantic regions.

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Does the City of Ends Correspond to a Classless Society?

A New Idea of Democracy in Sartre's Hope Now

Maria Russo

evolution of capitalism. To update this debate and report on the modernity of Sartre's last words, his position will be compared with that of Axel Honneth, one of the most influential philosophers of the Frankfurt School (in addition to being the successor

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John Gillespie and Katherine Morris

, existentialism is a humanism. Russo puts Sartre into fruitful dialogue with Axel Honneth and argues for the relevance of his vision of an ethical society for combatting today's neo-liberalism. The topic of Russo's article intersects with that of three of the

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To Be or Not to Be a Hero

Recognition and Citizenship among Disabled Veterans of the Sri Lankan Army

Matti Weisdorf and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

course of war—is at least as important to a feeling of existential well-being ( Honneth 1995 , 2007 ; Kabeer 2005 ; Ong 1996 ). This often entails serious and critical introspection but also reconsideration and reestablishment of social relationships

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War Veterans and the Construction of Citizenship Categories

Nikkie Wiegink, Ralph Sprenkels, and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

Sørensen, this section). Bottom-up activism and “struggles for recognition” ( Honneth 1995 ) constitute a crucial facet of veteran politics. While the “new social movements” literature has emphasized the worth of mobilization around distinct subaltern

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The Debts of War

Bifurcated Veterans’ Mobilization and Political Order in Post-settlement El Salvador

Ralph Sprenkels

in. First, I provide a conceptual discussion of veterans’ bifurcated mobilization in post-settlement societies, building on Axel Honneth's (1995) notion of recognition struggles and discussing its cyclical character. After a brief introduction of