Axel Honneth: Critical Essays brings together a collection of critical interpretations on the work of Axel Honneth, from his earliest writings on philosophical anthropology, his reappraisal of critical theory and critique of post-structuralism, to the development and extension of the theory of recognition, his debate with Nancy Fraser and his most recent work on reification. The book also includes a comprehensive reply by Axel Honneth that not only addresses issues and concerns raised by his critics but also provides significant insights and clarifications into his project overall.
Introduction: Axel Honneth’s Project of Critical Theory - Danielle Petherbridge
1. Situating Axel Honneth in the Frankfurt School Tradition [pdf] - Joel Anderson 2. Reflective Critical Theory - Jean-Philippe Deranty 3. Recognition and the Dynamics of Intersubjectivity - Johanna Meehan 4. Social Solidarity and Intersubjective Recognition - Max Pensky 5. Recognition, Pluralism and the Expectation of Harmony - Bert van den Brink 6. Power, Recognition, and Care - Robert Sinnerbrink 7. The Theory of Recognition and Critique of Institutions - Emmanuel Renault 8. Recognition: A Theory of the Middle? - Carl-Göran Heidegren 9. The Social Dimension of Autonomy - Antti Kauppinen 10. First Things First: Redistribution, Recognition and Justification [Abstract] - Rainer Forst 11. Recognition, Culture and Economy: Honneth’s Debate with Fraser - Nicholas H. Smith 12. Social Pathologies as Second-Order Disorders - Christopher Zurn 13. The Nugget and the Tailings. Reification Reinterpreted in the Light of Recognition - Alessandro Ferrara 14. Rejoinder - Axel Honneth