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The pain of determined. Second nature and recognition among Hegel, Honneth and Butler
Author/s:  Federica Gregoratto, Filippo Ranchio 
Year:  2013 Issue: 46 Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 155-168 FullText PDF:  170 KB
DOI:  10.3280/LAS2013-046011
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This paper aims at briefly reconstructing Hegel’s theory of «second nature» in both its ontological and normative dimension, and at figuring out how the logic of intersubjective recognition can be interpreted within this framework. Such a constellation will be furthermore investigated referring to Honneth’s and Butler’s paradigms. The interaction between the «normative» dimension of the first and the «anormative» strategy of the second shows the double-track structure of recognition as «second nature» (its «double face»), which directly affects the constitution of the autonomy (agency) of the subjects - in particular of their identities. This double-structure discloses the dialectics between autonomy and heteronomy, freedom and constraint, thus furthermore sketching out the guidelines for a critical theory of domination.

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Federica Gregoratto, Filippo Ranchio, The pain of determined. Second nature and recognition among Hegel, Honneth and Butler in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 46/2013, pp. 155-168, DOI:10.3280/LAS2013-046011


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