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J.R. Seeley Lectures 2017 - Axel Honneth

The J.R. Seeley Lectures 2017

Axel Honneth

Recognition — three national cultures

 

The lectures will be delivered in the University of Cambridge at 5pm on Tuesday 16, Thursday 18, Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 May 2017, at 5pm in the Runcie Room of the Divinity Faculty (map here).

The lectures will reconstruct the very different roles played by ‘recognition’ in the three different philosophical contexts of Britain (Hume, Smith, Mill), of France (Rousseau and Sartre), and of Germany (Kant, Fichte, Hegel).

Tuesday 16 May, 'The idea of recognition in modern Europe'

Axel Honneth is Director of the Institut für Sozialforschung and Professor of Philosophy at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, and Jack C. Weinstein Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University, New York.

His principal publications in English include:

The Critique of Power (MIT Press, 1990)

The Struggle for Recognition (Polity Press, 1995)

The Fragmented World of the Social: Essays in Social and Political Philosophy (State niversity of New York Press, 1995)

Redistribution or Recognition? A Political-Philosophical Exchange (Verso, 2003) (with Nancy Fraser)

Disrespect. The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory (Polity Press, 2007)

Reification. A New Look at an Old Idea (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Pathologies of Reason (Columbia University Press, 2009)

The Pathologies of Individual Freedom: Hegel’s Social Theory (Princeton University Press, 2010)

The I in We: Studies in the theory of Recognition (Polity Press, 2012)

Freedom’s Right (Polity Press, 2014)

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