The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth

2014.04.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Danielle Petherbridge, The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth, Lexington Books, 2013, 256pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.04.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Danielle Petherbridge, The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth, Lexington Books, 2013, 256pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780739172032. Reviewed by Lambert Zuidervaart, University of Toronto Axel Honneth is a leading social philosopher in the tradition of Critical Theory, which originated with Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and the Institute for Social Research, known collectively as the Frankfurt School. Appointed in 1996 as Jürgen Habermas's successor at the University of Frankfurt and later as the Institute's Director, Honneth has revived the Hegelian Marxist spirit of Critical Theory while putting it into conversation with contemporary French philosophy. As Danielle Petherbridge shows in her illuminating study, Honneth's mixture of revival and dialogue promises both to revitalize Critical Theory and to entrench problems that have troubled it from the beginning. Two problems in. . .

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