This book provides one of the first substantial critical assessments of Honneth’s achievements so far. Dagmar Wilhelm locates Honneth in critical theory and mainstream political theory debates and offers a detailed exploration of his account of social philosophy, methodology, social pathology, recognition, and humiliation. The book also includes an in-depth discussion of Honneth’s critique of capitalism and programme for the new left and an assessment of the future of the project of the Frankfurt School in light of Honneth’s approach.
A particularly lucid study of Axel Honneth’s ambitious attempt at rejuvenating Frankfurt School Critical Theory. The author describes with great clarity the efficient theoretical tools the recognition paradigm provides for addressing the most important social and political issues of our time.