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Freedom's Right - The Social Foundations of Democratic Life (Paperback): Axel Honneth

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Freedom's Right - The Social Foundations of Democratic Life (Paperback)

Axel Honneth

Series: New Directions in Critical Theory, 13

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Theories of justice often fixate on purely normative, abstract principles unrelated to real-world situations. The philosopher and theorist Axel Honneth addresses this disconnect, and constructs a theory of justice derived from the normative claims of Western liberal-democratic societies and anchored in morally legitimate laws and institutionally established practices. Honneth's paradigm-which he terms "a democratic ethical life"-draws on the spirit of Hegel's Philosophy of Right and his own theory of recognition, demonstrating how concrete social spheres generate the tenets of individual freedom and a standard for what is just. Using social analysis to re-found a more grounded theory of justice, he argues that all crucial actions in Western civilization, whether in personal relationships, market-induced economic activities, or the public forum of politics, share one defining characteristic: they require the realization of a particular aspect of individual freedom. This fundamental truth informs the guiding principles of justice, enabling a wide-ranging reconsideration of its nature and application.

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Imprint: Columbia University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: New Directions in Critical Theory, 13
Release date: December 2015
Authors: Axel Honneth
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 448
ISBN-13: 978-0-231-16247-0
Languages: English
Subtitles: German
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
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Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
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LSN: 0-231-16247-2
Barcode: 9780231162470

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