Axel Honneth on Self-Respect - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 797
Def Self-Respect/Honneth: the ability to understand oneself as a person "who shares with all other members of his/her community the qualities that enable them to participate in a discursive formation of will". (1) See Recognition/Honneth, Socialisation/Honneth.
Brocker I 798
Self-respect/Honneth: the demand for self-realization refers to the sphere of social esteem or solidarity, in which the development of "self-respect", i.e. a positive relationship of individuals with their
Brocker I 799
"character" traits and abilities, as far as they differ from those of other individuals. (2)
Like the sphere of law (see Law/Honneth), the sphere of recognition also depends on historical prerequisites. Only under the conditions of modern societies does the claim to social esteem detach itself from traditional notions of "honour", in which it was still associated with legal privileges and enshrined in the status of an entire state, i.e. collectively. (3) Only then can solidarity be constituted as an independent sphere of recognition and be combined with the claim to individual self-realization. See Individuation/Honneth.
1. Axel Honneth, Kampf um Anerkennung. Zur moralischen Grammatik sozialer Konflikte, mit einem neuen Nachwort, Frankfurt/M. 2014 (zuerst 1992) p. 195
2. Ibid. p. 180-184
3. Ibid. p. 199f
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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments 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