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Literature for legal philosophy course spring 2000

Law and the struggle for recognition

Thursdays, January 27 through May 4, 2000. Room B-03, Philosophy Department.

1. 27/01 Introduction
2. 03/02 Roger Foster, 'Recognition and resistance. Axel Honneth's critical social theory'. Radical Philosophy 94 (march/april 1999), 6-18
3. 10/02 Robert G. Dunn, Identity crises. A social critique of postmodernity (University of Minnesota press 1998). Ch. 5: 'Identity, politics, and the dual logic of postmodernity', 143-174.
Postmodernity, plurality, difference, identity politics, authenticity.
4. 17/02 Allen Wood, Hegel's ethical thought (Cambridge university press 1990). Introduction and Chapter 1: 'Self-actualization', 1-35.
5. 24/02 Axel Honneth, The struggle for recognition. The moral grammar of social conflicts (MIT 1996). (orig. Kampf um Anerkennung, Suhrkamp 1992). Chapter 1, 'The struggle for self-preservation', and 2: 'Crime and ethical life', 7-30
6. 02/03 Honneth, ch. 3, 'The struggle for recognition', 31-63
7. 09/03 Honneth, ch. 4, 'Recognition and socialization. Mead's naturalistic transformation of Hegel's idea', 67-91
8. 16/03 Nancy Fraser, 'From redistribution to recognition?', id., Justice interruptus (Routledge 1997), 11-39
9. 23/03 Honneth, ch. 5, 'Patterns of intersubjective recognition: love, rights, and solidarity', 92-130
10. 30/03 Id.
11. 06/04 Maria Pia Lara, Moral textures (Polity 1998). Ch. 7: 'The moral foundation of recognition', 120-145
12. 13/04 Id., ch. 8: 'Feminist models of recognition: problems of multiculturalism', 146-164
13. 20/04 Elisabeth Kiss, 'Democracy and the politics of recognition'; in: Ian Shapiro and Casiano Hacker-Cordąn (eds.), Democracy's edges (Cambridge un. press 1999), 193-209.
14. 27/04 Nancy Rosenblum, Membership and morals (Princeton un. press 1998). Chapter 9: 'Identity groups and voluntary association: filling in the politics of recognition', 319-348.
15. 04/05 Conclusion and evaluation

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