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Axel Honneth and the psychoanalysis
Author/s: Eleonora Piromalli 
Year:  2014 Issue: 50 Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 149-162 FullText PDF:  524 KB
DOI:  10.3280/LAS2014-050008
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This essay aims to critically analyse the development of the Winnicott-inspired psychoanalytical perspective that Axel Honneth includes in his theory of recognition. After a brief reconstruction of the psychological conception delineated in The Struggle for Recognition, I focus on Honneth’s research concerning the psychological roots of ‘disrespect’ and on his attempt at giving a psychoanalytical reinterpretation of the hegelian idea of «dialectical negativity». I then consider his later psychoanalytical essays, published between 2002 and 2006, where he delineates the individual psychological preconditions of democratic citizenship. In the conclusive part of my essay I argue for a greater consideration of the substantive preconditions implied by Honneth’s perspective on the psychological roots of democracy.

Eleonora Piromalli, Axel Honneth and the psychoanalysis in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 50/2014, pp. 149-162, DOI:10.3280/LAS2014-050008


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