Injustice, violence and social struggle

the critical potential of Axel Honneth's theory of recognition

Jean-Philippe Deranty*

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Honneth's fundamental claim that the normativity of social orders can be found nowhere but in the very experience of those who suffer injustice leads, I argue, to a radical theory and critique of society, with the potential to provide an innovative theory of social movements and a valid alternative to political liberalism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-322
Number of pages26
JournalCritical Horizons
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Honneth
  • Marx
  • recognition
  • critique
  • social struggle
  • critical theory
  • violence

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