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Intersubjectivity: intersubjectivity is the mutual recognition of an inner life by conscious subjects. The precondition is the conscious recognition of one's own inner life by a subject, as well as the assumption that other subjects share the main features of the inner constitution which the subject identifies in itself. These include language, sensation of pain, memory capability, the drive for self-preservation, and certain interests. Intersubjectivity is used by some authors as a substitute for an objectivity, which is regarded as unachievable.
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G.W.F. Hegel on Intersubjectivity - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 792
Intersubjectivity/Hegel/Honneth: Honneth sees in Hegel's early Jena writings(1) an approach to a departure from the individualistic view of his contemporaries (HegelVsHobbes, see Hegel/Honneth), who started out from a struggle of individuals for scarce resources instead of accepting a social struggle for mutual recognition.
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Honneth: Hegel wanted to sharpen the theoretical view of the "intersubjectivity of public life", as was the focus of attention in ancient Greek philosophy.(3)
Society/Hegel: Hegel, on the other hand, combines this neoclassical ethical and moral basic orientation with a genuinely modern understanding of society. The decisive factor here is a) Hegel's modern realism adopted from the English national economy, which regards the conditions of "market-mediated production and distribution of goods"(4) integrated by formal law as conditions; b) for Hegel, the moral conditions of a society "no longer result simply from the underlying nature of the human, but from a special kind of relationship between them."(5)

1. Vgl. G.W.F. Hegel, Jenaer Schriften 1808-1807 Frankfurt, 1986.
2. Axel Honneth, Kampf um Anerkennung. Zur moralischen Grammatik sozialer Konflikte, mit einem neuen Nachwort, Frankfurt/M. 2014 (zuerst 1992) S.11
3. Ebenda S. 20, 21.
4. Ebenda S. 21
5. Ebenda S. 31

Hans-Jörg Sigwart, „Axel Honneth, Kampf um Anerkennung“, in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018

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Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018

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