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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Three, not Two, Concepts of Liberty: The Idea of Social Freedom with Axel Honneth

Axel Honneth
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Devlin Hall, Room 101
Boston College

Lecture honoring the memory of Jonathan Trejo-Mathys. Co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

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Axel Honneth

Axel Honneth is Professor of Philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt and at Columbia University. Since 2001, he is also the Director of the Institute for Social Research. His research interests include Social Philosophy, Ethics and Social Theory; he understands his own work as a contribution to the continuation of Critical Theory.

His English language publications include: The Critique of Power: Reflective Stages in a Critical Social Theory (MIT 1990), The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts (Polity 1995), Redistribution or Recognition? A Political-Philosophical Exchange (co-authored with Nancy Fraser, Verso 2003), Disrespect: The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory (Polity 2007); Pathologies of Reason: On the Legacy of Critical Theory (Columbia UP 2009); The Pathologies of Individual Freedom. Hegel's Social Theory (Princeton UP 2010); The I in We. Studies in the Theory of Recognition (Polity 2012); Freedom's Right. The Social Foundations of Democratic Life (Columbia UP 2014).