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|Individuation, philosophy: the picking out of an object by a determination by means of additional information which is not to be derived from a single statement which contains this object. For example, beliefs are individualized by content, not e.g. by the length of the character strings with which they are expressed. The contents of a belief are, in turn, not individuated by their repetition, but by other contents._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Axel Honneth on Individuation - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 799
Individuation/Honneth: Only under the conditions of modern societies does the claim to social appreciation detach itself from traditional notions of "honour", in which it was still associated with legal privileges and enshrined in the status of an entire class, i.e. collectively. (1) Only then can solidarity be constituted as an independent sphere of recognition and be combined with the claim to individual self-realization.
Problem: since this form is about the recognition of personal differences, it requires a social medium that "must be able to express differences in characteristics between human subjects in a general, namely intersubjectively binding manner". (2)
Solidarity/Honneth: therefore presupposes the value horizon of the cultural self-understanding of a certain society, which can assume the function of a "symbolically articulated, but always open[n] and porous orientation framework" (3) of acts of recognition, which in this sphere have a fundamentally "evaluative" and "ethical" character, in contrast to the "moral" character of legal relations.
1. Axel Honneth, Kampf um Anerkennung. Zur moralischen Grammatik sozialer Konflikte, mit einem neuen Nachwort, Frankfurt/M. 2014 (zuerst 1992) p. 199f
2. Ibid. p. 197
3. Ibid. p. 139-141
Hans-Jörg Sigwart, „Axel Honneth, Kampf um Anerkennung“, in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) 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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" 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
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