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Axel Honneth to receive Ernst-Bloch-Prize 2015

16.06.2015

Social philosopher Prof. Dr. Axel Honneth is awarded this year’s Ernst-Bloch-Prize endowed with 10.000 Euros.

The jury voted for Prof. Dr. Honneth unanimously, stating that:

»Like that of no other prominent philosopher of our time, Axel Honneth’s life and work are situated in the complex tradition of Critical Theory that he re-interprets philosophically fitted to our contemporary social reality. Drawing back on Hegel, he articulates a new social criticism that is ignited by circumstances where human dignity is hurt by the systematic denial of recognition. In order to do so, he simultaneously analyses the pathologies of reason – negatively, so to say – and dares an approach to a theory of justice – positively, so to say - that remains true to the analysis of society: thus, ethic freedom stems from a successful self-relation conditioned by mutual social recognition.«

The Ernst-Bloch Prize is awarded every three years for an outstanding academic or literary work with a philosophical background by the Ernst Bloch Centre and the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein.  

Disrespect
Axel Honneth
Disrespect
The I in We
Axel Honneth
The I in We
Critique of Power
Axel Honneth
Critique of Power
Freedom`s Right
Axel Honneth
Freedom`s Right
Pathology of Reason
Axel Honneth
Pathology of Reason
Redistribution or Recognition
Axel Honneth, Nancy Fraser
Redistribution or Recognition
Invisibility
Axel Honneth
Invisibility
Vivisections of an Age
Axel Honneth
Vivisections of an Age