Beyond communication: a critical study of Axel Honneth's social philosophy

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Few thinkers have made such significant contribution to social and political thinking over the last three decades as Axel Honneth. His theory of recognition has rejuvenated the political vocabulary and allowed Critical Theory to move beyond Habermas. Beyond Communication is the first full-scale study of Honneth’s work, covering the whole range of his writings, from his first sociological articles to the latest publications. By relocating the theory of recognition within the tradition of European social theory, the book exposes the full depth and breadth of Honneth’s philosophical intervention. The book will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in contemporary philosophy and the social sciences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
Number of pages512
ISBN (Electronic)9789004175778
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameSocial and Critical Theory
ISSN (Print)1572-459X


  • Honneth, Axel, 1949-
  • Social sciences--Philosophy
  • Critical theory


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