Recognition and Social Ontology

Recognition and Social Ontology

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Scholars of continental and analytic philosophy offer critical perspectives on recognition and ontology, which were conjoined in the work of Hegel, then took separate roads until recently when renewed interest in Hegel has brought them back into alignment. The themes are recognition and the social ontology of personhood; recognition, spirit, and species being in Hegel, Marx, and beyond; and groups, institutions, and recognition. The topics include the structure of desire and recognition, Hegel's claim that self-consciousness is desire itself, holism and normative essentialism in Hegel's social ontology, recognition as the social grammar of species being in Marx, mutual recognition and some related phenomena, and the problem of collective identity. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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This unique collection examines the connections between two complementary approaches to philosophical social theory: Hegel-inspired theories of recognition (Anerkennung), and analytical social ontology. The chapters investigate the social constitution of persons and the nature of social and institutional reality.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
ISBN: 9789004207509
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 398 pages)
Additional Contributors: Ikäheimo, Heikki
Laitinen, Arto


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