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Axel Honneth

Vivisections of an Age - Portraits of 20th Century Intellectual History

(German title: Vivisektionen eines Zeitalters)
ca. 200 pages
Paperback
2014
Axel Honneth
Foto: Axel Honneth
© Jürgen Bauer

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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65th birthday on 18 July 2014

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The term vivisection refers to an operation carried out on a living organism in order to understand its inner workings. In a sense, this is also a fitting description for the operations carried out by the theorists whom Axel Honneth portrays in this study: they dissect the flow of events in order to gain insights that can in turn be made productive for their theories.

Be it Franz Rosenzweig at the beginning of the 20th century, Siegfried Kracauer during the Weimar Republic, or Judith Shklar in the shadow of the Holocaust, they all vivisected their present moment in order to formulate an adequate concept of history, of society, and of politics.

Other publications

Die Armut unserer Freiheit/The Poverty of Our Freedom (2020)

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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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