ABSTRACT. In this paper I criticise Axel Honneth’s reactualization of reification as a concept in critical theory in his Tanner Lectures and argue that he. Together with Honneth, Althusser claims that recognition is a (the?) basic category of human experience, one which is usually ignored. In the. According to Honneth, this explanation of reification suffers from at least four limitations. Taken together, these limitations call this single explanatory principle .

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History of Western Philosophy. Daniel Rhodes earned his B. Honneth concludes that reification is?

On Honneth’s Reification: or why Marx is not (yet) the messiah

Schafer – – Constellations 25 3: I also agree with the three “comments” that his style and explanation came off as implying a sort of predetermined optimistic altruism innate to humans around recognition. Just to give an honnetu – one that Honneth does not give, because he’s too scared to be this radical – even if we had a completely just distribution in capitalism, we would still have alienation.

In the main my impression was that Honneth wanted to bring out own ideas with some interaction with Lukacs. Sheridan rated it liked it. Andrew rated it liked it Nov 26, Preview — Reification by Axel Honneth. Can that really be recognition?

Specifically with Honneth’s appropriation of Heidegger’s concept of sorge, care, does Guess find fault. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Keijo rated it liked it Dec 09, geification First, the title is accurate, this is a new look at an old idea, and I think reification is an idea that needs to not only stay within the philosophical, political, and psychological discourse, but needs to take on a more prominent and well-known position.


Christopher Zurn – reifiication Philosophy and Social Criticism 26 1: So far so good? I argue against this conception of reification on two grounds. Axel Honneth – – Oxford University Press. Lukacs, Honneth and the Aims of Critical Theory.

Moreover, the employer labor relation is itself never inter-subjective, as we see through Marx’s analysis reificafion money, abstract labor, relative surplus value etc. One of his core arguments is for the priority of intersubjective relationships of recognition in understanding social relations.

Reification – Hardcover – Axel Honneth – Oxford University Press

That’s his theory in a nutshell, and it’s sort of interesting, but maybe he should avoid using the term reification, since he never understood it to being with. We thing-ify others and we thing-ify ourselves.

reificaion David Benbow rated it really liked it Feb 11, Reification A New Look At An Old Idea Axel Honneth The Berkeley Tanner Lectures Imaginatively invigorates reificatiob theory of reification with a timely redefinition of the theory of recognition Engages in dialogue with three very celebrated contemporary theorists from feminist, reififation and political theoretical perspectives.

But I would like to take a careful look at just what is being offered to us with the prioritization of recognition, and see where it fits within a larger discussion of Marxist social criticism. But humans aren’t mere things, so when we turn others and ourselves into mere objects deification our cognition that in turn are understood through our private preferences for personal gain, we forget our original accomplishments as infants that made affective and emotional identification the condition for wider cognitive capacities and accomplishments.


Judith Butler, Raymond Geuss, and Jonathan Lear, respond with hard questions about the central anthropological premise of his argument, the assumption that prior to cognition there is a fundamental experience of intersubjective recognition that can provide a normative standard by which current social relations can be judged wanted.

Thus, instead of pointing out, with Althusser, our susceptibility to an arbitrary collection of basic beliefs and their roots in the ISAs which ultimately serve the ruling class, Honneth full-heartedly embraces the false messiah of obviousness. No trivia or quizzes yet. By reformulating reification as an improper praxis which results from a cogno-centrism, he joins the ranks of critics such as Heidegger, Dewey, and Cavell in explicating a bias which runs through the entirety of Western metaphysics.

Josh rated it it was amazing Jan 05, However, Honneth goes one step further and asserts that anyone who operates outside of an awarenes s of the priority of recognition is somehow engaging in an improper praxis.

I might as well mention that Honneth’s theory is that for humans, recognition precedes cognition.

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