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Recognition Theory and Contemporary French Moral and Political Philosophy : Reopening the Dialogue

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The revival of recognition theory has brought new energy to critical theory. In general terms, recognition theory aims to critically evaluate social structures against a standard of social freedom identified with norms of interaction which are freely recognised by all parties. Until now, attention has primarily focused on the categories and forms of recognition theory. However, the influence of contemporary French theory upon the development of theories of recognition has not yet received the consideration it merits. This collection outlines the current state of recognition theory, studies the impact of French theory, and uses French thought to identity aspects of the recognitive process which are often overlooked. Exploring French accounts of agonistic identity construction, vulnerability, power, ethical obligation and reflexive theory construction, this book supports the intentions of critical theory with heightened attentiveness to oppression in all of its forms.
Number of Pages: 264.0
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Reappraising the Political
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2017
TCIN: 52155685
UPC: 9781526116963
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-5244

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