Honneth on social pathologies: a critique

  title={Honneth on social pathologies: a critique},
  author={Fabian Freyenhagen},
Over the last two decades, Axel Honneth has written extensively on the notion of social pathology. He has presented it as a distinctive critical resource of Frankfurt School Critical Theory, in which tradition he places his own work; and as an alternative to the mainstream liberal approaches in political philosophy. In this paper, I review the developments in Honneth’s writing about this notion and offer an immanent critique, with a particular focus on his recent major work Freedom’s Right .B… CONTINUE READING


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Grundriß einer demokratischen Sittlichkeit

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“ Eine soziale Pathologie der Vernunft : Zur intellektuellen Erbschaft der Kritischen Theorie

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