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Axel Honneth

The Poverty of Our Freedom - Essays 2012-2019

(German title: Die Armut unserer Freiheit)
ca. 350 pages
Paperback
2020
Axel Honneth
Foto: Axel Honneth
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Axel Honneth, born 1949, is Professor of Philosophy at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main and Managing Director of Frankfurt’s renowned Institute of Social Research.

Prizes and Awards (selection):

Bruno-Kreisky-Preis 2015

Ernst-Bloch-Preis 2015

»Axel Honneth has found wide reverberation with his socio-philosophical work. (...) In the perception of the profession Honneth stands next to such philosophers as Martha Nussbaum, Robert Pippin, Avishai Margalit, Judith Butler. That his books find such considerable resonance betrays as much about the substance of theory as about the authorial talent of the writer.« Jürgen Habermas, Die Zeit

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In his new book, Axel Honneth shows what more there is to learn from the philosophical tradition about a reasonable notion of freedom, what is obstructing the implementation of such a freedom and from where we could ultimately get suggestions on a further realisation of freedom.

In a first step he carries out a disambiguation that mediates between Hegel and Marx, while the second part turns its attention to social problem areas in which the current obstacles to a realisation of freedom become especially striking. In conclusion, he attempts to determine driving forces that could give the fight for freedom today a new boost.

Praise

»[a] wake-up call [...] that shouldn’t be ignored.« Marcus Woeller, Süddeutsche Zeitung

»Axel Honneth’s new essays are in a league of their own. On a high intellectual level they articulate a profound discomfort with the pattern of social life.« Wolfgang Hellmich, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Other publications

Anerkennung/Recognition (2018)

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Die Idee des Sozialismus/The Idea of Socialism (2015)

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Das Recht der Freiheit/Freedom`s Right (2011)

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Das Ich im Wir/The I in We (2010)

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Pathologien der Vernunft/Pathology of Reason (2007)

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Verdinglichung/Reification (2005)

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Unsichtbarkeit/Invisibility (2003)

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Umverteilung oder Anerkennung?/Redistribution or Recognition (2003)

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Das Andere der Gerechtigkeit/Disrespect (2000)

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Kampf um Anerkennung/The Struggle for Recognition (1992)

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Die zerrissene Welt des Sozialen/The Fragmented World of the Social (1990)

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Kritik der Macht/Critique of Power (1988)

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