New PDF release: Axel Honneth (Key Contemporary Thinkers)

By Christopher Zurn

ISBN-10: 0745649033

ISBN-13: 9780745649030

ISBN-10: 0745649041

ISBN-13: 9780745649047

With his insightful and wide-ranging idea of popularity, Axel Honneth has decisively reshaped the Frankfurt university culture of serious social idea. Combining insights from philosophy, sociology, psychology, heritage, political economic system, 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 booklet offers an obtainable evaluation of Honneth’s major contributions throughout quite a few fields, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of his proposal. Christopher Zurn in actual fact explains Honneth’s multi-faceted thought of popularity and its relation to varied issues: person id, morality, activist pursuits, development, social pathologies, capitalism, justice, freedom, and critique. In so doing, he locations Honneth’s thought in a huge highbrow context, encompassing vintage social theorists comparable to Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Dewey, Adorno and Habermas, in addition to modern traits in social idea and political philosophy. Treating the whole variety of Honneth’s corpus, together with his significant new paintings on social freedom and democratic moral existence, this e-book is the main updated advisor available.
Axel Honneth may be worthwhile to scholars and students operating around the humanities and social sciences, in addition to someone looking a transparent advisor to the paintings of 1 of the main influential theorists writing today.

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