This a conversation between Axel Honneth, Amy Allen and Maeve Cooke that took place at Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main on 12 April 2010. The conversation begins with some thoughts on the concept of power, in particular, on Foucault's and Arendt's respective interpretations of this concept. It then moves to consider the complex interrelationships between power and recognition, addressing questions such as the relationship between domination and social struggle, the transmission of subordinating social and cultural norms by way of the structural asymmetries of the parent–child relationship and the possibility of distinguishing valid or freedom-enabling modes of recognition from ideological or dominating ones.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science