New Directions for a Critical Theory of Work: Reading Honneth Through Deranty

@article{Boston2018NewDF,
  title={New Directions for a Critical Theory of Work: Reading Honneth Through Deranty},
  author={Tim Boston},
  journal={Critical Horizons},
  year={2018},
  volume={19},
  pages={111 - 124}
}
  • T. Boston
  • Published 3 April 2018
  • Art
  • Critical Horizons
ABSTRACT Axel Honneth’s theory of recognition has been criticised for presenting a deficient concept of work and the normative significance of work. In recent years Jean-Philippe Deranty, among others, has suggested that Honneth could overcome this deficiency by reintroducing into his mature theory the critical concept of work that first appeared in his 1977–1985 writings. My paper critically reconstructs and assesses Deranty’s position. I argue that Deranty has understated the extent to which… 
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