|Brocker I 796
Love/Honneth: In the mutual recognition of their need and affect nature according to the basic pattern of love, individuals develop a positive relationship to their own needs, or the basic belief of being able to fundamentally trust their own need impulses. This "self-confidence" is the prerequisite both for "the ability to unbounded merge" with others and for the basic ability to be independent and "alone". (1)
Brocker I 797
Socialization/Social Relationships/Community/Honneth: for Honneth, such relationships of a "symbiosis broken by recognition", which "arises through mutually desired delimitation, form the basis for any "autonomous participation in public life" and "the psychological prerequisite for the development of all further attitudes of self-respect". (2)
This elementary form of recognition is formed in the relationship of love. However, this form "cannot be applied arbitrarily to a larger number of interaction partners". (3) The form of recognition of love is therefore "a necessary element of moral particularism". (4) Thus, its political-progressive potential (5) is limited.
1. Axel Honneth, Kampf um Anerkennung. Zur moralischen Grammatik sozialer Konflikte, mit einem neuen Nachwort, Frankfurt/M. 2014 (zuerst 1992) p. 170.
2. Ibid. p. 172, 174.
3. Ibid. p. 174
5. Ibid. p. 259f.
Hans-Jörg Sigwart, „Axel Honneth, Kampf um Anerkennung“, in: Manfred Brocker (Ed.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Das Ich im Wir: Studien zur Anerkennungstheorie Frankfurt/M. 2010
Kampf um Anerkennung. Zur moralischen Grammatik sozialer Konflikte Frankfurt 2014
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018