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Honneth and the Communitarians: Towards a Recognitive Critical Theory of Community.

Yar, Majid (2003) Honneth and the Communitarians: Towards a Recognitive Critical Theory of Community. Res Publica, 9 (2). pp. 101-125. ISSN 1356-4765

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Abstract

This paper attempts to sketch a critical model of political community by drawing upon recent contributions to the theory of ‘recognition’, particularly in the work of Axel Honneth. The paper proceeds by, first, delineating key features shared by a range of positions associated with ‘communitarianism’, along with the limitations and problems incurred by these commitments. The second part of the paper attempts to mobilise Honneth’s theoretical work to develop a conception of community that shares a number of the basic premisesvis-á-vis political life associated with communitarianism, but which nevertheless accommodates the reservations expressed by communitarianism’s liberal and radical critics.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Res Publica
Uncontrolled Keywords: communitarianism - community - critical theory - ethical life - intersubjectivity - liberalism - morality - recognition
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 11531
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2008 16:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11531

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