1. Methodological Remarks on the History of Ideas vs. The History of Concepts; 2. From Rousseau to Sartre: Recognition and the Loss of Self; 3. From Hume to Mill: Recognition and Self-Control; 4. From Kant to Hegel: Recognition and Self-Determination; 5. A Historical Comparison of Recognition: An Attempt at a Systematic Summary.
Explores the complex history, development and multiple associations of 'Recognition' as a central political idea in Britain, France and Germany.
Axel Honneth is the Jack C. Weinstein Professor of the Humanities in the Philosophy Department at Columbia University. He was previously Director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, between 2001 and 2018, founded by Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno. He is the author of works in German and English, including The Struggle for Recognition (1994) and Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life (2014).