Recognition and Ambivalence - 
      Heikki Ikäheimo
    
      Kristina Lepold
    
      Titus Stahl
    
      Judith Butler
    
      Axel Honneth
    
      Lois McNay
    
      Amy Allen
    
      Jean-Philippe Deranty
    
      Robin Celikates
    
      David Owen

Recognition and Ambivalence

Heikki Ikäheimo (Redaktør) ; Kristina Lepold (Redaktør) ; Titus Stahl (Redaktør) ; Judith Butler (Innledning) ; Axel Honneth (Innledning) ; Lois McNay (Innledning) ; Amy Allen (Innledning) ; Jean-Philippe Deranty (Innledning) ; Robin Celikates (Innledning) ; David Owen (Innledning)

«This fascinating encounter between Judith Butler and Axel Honneth—accompanied by a terrific collection of critical essays—advances the theoretical conversation about the political valence of recognition, casts a clarifying eye on its past, and shows how much patient labor is required to achieve understanding across differences in philosophical approach and political perspective. Indispensable!»

Recognition is one of the most debated concepts in contemporary social and political thought. Its proponents, such as Axel Honneth, hold that to be recognized by others is a basic human need that is central to forming an identity, and the denial of recognition deprives individuals and communities of something essential for their flourishing. Les mer
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Recognition is one of the most debated concepts in contemporary social and political thought. Its proponents, such as Axel Honneth, hold that to be recognized by others is a basic human need that is central to forming an identity, and the denial of recognition deprives individuals and communities of something essential for their flourishing. Yet critics including Judith Butler have questioned whether recognition is implicated in structures of domination, arguing that the desire to be recognized can motivative individuals to accept their assigned place in the social order by conforming to oppressive norms or obeying repressive institutions. Is there a way to break this impasse?

Recognition and Ambivalence brings together leading scholars in social and political philosophy to develop new perspectives on recognition and its role in social life. It begins with a debate between Honneth and Butler, the first sustained engagement between these two major thinkers on this subject. Contributions from both proponents and critics of theories of recognition further reflect upon and clarify the problems and challenges involved in theorizing the concept and its normative desirability. Together, they explore different routes toward a critical theory of recognition, departing from wholly positive or negative views to ask whether it is an essentially ambivalent phenomenon. Featuring original, systematic work in the philosophy of recognition, this book also provides a useful orientation to the key debates on this important topic.
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«This fascinating encounter between Judith Butler and Axel Honneth—accompanied by a terrific collection of critical essays—advances the theoretical conversation about the political valence of recognition, casts a clarifying eye on its past, and shows how much patient labor is required to achieve understanding across differences in philosophical approach and political perspective. Indispensable!»

«<i>Recognition and Ambivalence </i>explores key issues regarding the merits and problems of considering the concept of recognition as a primary driver of critical social theory. By encouraging the contributors to think through the potential ambivalences, and negative impact, of such a focus, the editors have provided a uniquely valuable volume that facilitates a nuanced and qualified defense of critical recognition theory by taking us beyond the current debates that have engaged supporters and detractors.»

«This book brings together a diverse array of scintillating essays from some of the most important proponents and critics of recognition theory today. One pervasive theme is the <i>ambiguity</i> of recognition—its dangers as well as its indispensability to human life. In this respect <i>Recognition and </i><i>Ambivalence</i> implicitly makes Rousseau rather than Hegel into the true founder of recognition theory, while at the same time developing it in ways that illuminate such contemporary phenomena as racism, gender inequality, postcolonial domination, reification, and emancipatory social movements.»

Introduction, by Heikki Ikaheimo, Kristina Lepold, and Titus Stahl
1. Recognition Between Power and Normativity: A Hegelian Critique of Judith Butler, by Axel Honneth
2. Recognition and the Social Bond: A Response to Axel Honneth, by Judith Butler
3. Intelligibility and Authority in Recognition: A Reply, by Axel Honneth
4. Recognition and Mediation: A Second Reply to Axel Honneth, by Judith Butler
5. Historicizing Recognition: From Ontology to Teleology, by Lois McNay
6. Recognizing Ambivalence: Honneth, Butler, and Philosophical Anthropology, by Amy Allen
7. How Should We Understand the Ambivalence of Recognition? Revisiting the Link Between Recognition and Subjection in the Works of Althusser and Butler, by Kristina Lepold
8. Recognition, Constitutive Domination, and Emancipation, by Titus Stahl
9. Return to Reification: An Attempt at Systematization, by Heikki Ikaheimo
10. Negativity in Recognition: Post-Freudian Legacies in Contemporary Critical Theory, by Jean-Philippe Deranty
11. Beyond Needs: Recognition, Conflict, and the Limits of Institutionalization, by Robin Celikates
12. Freedom, Equality, and Struggles of Recognition: Tully, Ranciere, and the Agonistic Re-Orientation, by David Owen
Contributors
Index
Heikki Ikaheimo is senior lecturer in philosophy at UNSW Sydney.

Kristina Lepold is junior professor of social philosophy and critical theory at Humboldt University Berlin.

Titus Stahl is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Groningen.