HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 23 no. 1 (2022)

THE PROGRESS OF ASYMMETRIES IN AXEL HONNETH’S RECOGNITION THEORY

Roland Theuas DS Pada

 

Abstract:

I aim to articulate and develop a consolidated model of Axel Honneth’s Recognition Theory. This paper aims at investigating the relationship of asymmetries of identities and social struggles as a progressive process of recognition in Honneth’s works. My paper is divided into three parts. The first part provides a consolidated outlook on Honneth’s Recognition Theory from the Struggle for Recognition to his more recent work Freedom’s Right. The second part covers the relationship between social struggles, social solidarity, and their effects on regenerating the necessary normative resources for individual selfactualization. The last part is my take on Honneth’s Recognition Theory in the form of understanding social pathologies in the context of investigating deficits of normative resources for self-actualization.