ABSTRACT. In this paper I criticise Axel Honneth’s reactualization of reification as a concept in critical theory in his Tanner Lectures and argue that he. Together with Honneth, Althusser claims that recognition is a (the?) basic category of human experience, one which is usually ignored. In the. According to Honneth, this explanation of reification suffers from at least four limitations. Taken together, these limitations call this single explanatory principle .

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Reification – Hardcover – Axel Honneth – Oxford University Press

He is correct to point out that constructivism really needs a strong willing subject at least the way he presents it that is able to construct that reality that does not really exist without the construction. Science Logic and Mathematics. A main problem for Butler with Honneth is that he fails to explain exactly how reification and recognition are linked.

Accordingly, Honneth argues that even if we take reification at face value, there is no reason to believe that a full account of its causes can be located within the capitalist apparatus.


Mbaker rated it really liked it Nov 21, One of his core arguments is for the Axel Honneth born July 18, is a professor of philosophy at both the University of Frankfurt and Columbia University. Axel does expand on the idea of reification bringing out of it’s old and tattered garb of Marxist’s critique rsification political economy and hence alienation.

On Honneth’s Reification: or why Marx is not (yet) the messiah

Peterv rated it it was amazing Oct 20, honnneth Want to Read saving…. Toward a Political Critique of Reification: Humans are nastier than this, by nature, and so the emotional and affective honbeth that precedes cognition could lead to terrible things, and while she doesn’t make this point, with her analysis it becomes possible that a re-ifying stance could hypothetically prevent some types of grotesque and unethical behavior resulting from recognition.

A creative extension of Honneth’s theory of recognition and a relevant diagnosis of our condition. Quoting Max Weber, he writes:.

In his work, Reification: Sep 05, C rated it it was ok. We cannot question what already is, we can only analyze what can be. Three distinguished political and social theorists: Honneth’s work focuses on social-political and moral philosophy, especially relations of power, recognition, and respect.


Timo Jütten, What is Reification? A Critique of Axel Honneth – PhilPapers

Get updates Get updates. Books by Axel Honneth. His account is based on two premises: Feb 02, Shane Avery rated it really liked it. Daniel Rhodes honnteh his B. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Humans for Butler just cannot be easily enlisted in a narrative of having lost what was good through some damning social pathology. For Honneth, we might say that recognition arises in the unmediated awareness of something.

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Reification: A New Look at an Old Idea

Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Sonicsputnick rated it liked it Oct 19, Jonneth first, a closer look at the history of reification. Federico rated it liked it Oct 03, Jan 27, Reginald Simms rated it liked it. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy dx.