Kamp om anerkendelse versus kommunikativ handlen: En komparativ analyse af Praksisbegrebet i Honneths og Habermas’ politiske filosofi og politiske sociologi

Translated title of the contribution: Struggle for Recognition versus Communicative Action: A Comparative Analysis of the Concept of Praxis in Honneths and Habermas' Political Philosophy and Political Sociology

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Abstract

The concept of praxis is one of the most fundamental concepts in political philosophy and political sociology from Antiquity to our time.
Aristotle creates a concept of praxis, which is one of the fundamental concepts in political philosophy and political sociology. Hegel gives the concept a new formation with his concept of praxis as Sittlichkeut or Ehtical Life. Both Habermas and Honneth take their point of departure in the young Hegel's scriptures, when they try to formulated a new concept of praxis, which can be relevant for our time.
In a smart maneuver, Habermas places language as a substitute for Hegel's concept of the spirit. On this basis, Habermas succeedds in formulating a practical political philosophy, which can unite praxis and Ethical Life in a theory of communicative action. Habermas' political philosophy leads immediately to a political sociology, which ca be the basis ofor an empirical sociological exploration of the institutions of modern society.
Honneth is critical towards Habermas' linguistic form of political sociology. Honneth wants to sustain classical critical theory's sustantial perspective. He focusses on Hegel's concept of struggle for recognition, which he places in a modern democratic perspective. Honneths political sociology forms the basis for an empirical research in conflicts and violations in the institutions of society.
Translated title of the contributionStruggle for Recognition versus Communicative Action: A Comparative Analysis of the Concept of Praxis in Honneths and Habermas' Political Philosophy and Political Sociology
Original languageDanish
JournalDansk Sociologi
Volume31
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)53-75
Number of pages23
ISSN0905-5908
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Praxis
  • Sittlichkeit
  • Ethical Life
  • Communicative action
  • Struggle for recognition
  • Political sociology
  • Political philosophy

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