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Expanding the Taxonomy of (Mis-)Recognition in the Economic Sphere

Schaub, Joerg and Odigbo, Ikechukwu M (2018) 'Expanding the Taxonomy of (Mis-)Recognition in the Economic Sphere.' European Journal of Social Theory. ISSN 1368-4310

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Abstract

This paper makes a contribution to debates in recognition theory by expanding the taxonomy of (mis-)recognition in the economic sphere. We argue that doing justice to the variety of ways in which recognition is engaged in economic relationships requires: (1) to take into consideration not just the recognition principle of esteem, but also (various aspects of) need and respect; (2) to distinguish a productive from a consumptive dimension with regards to each principle of recognition (need, esteem and respect); (3) and to identify the specific economic relationship at stake (e.g. between consumers and producers, or between employers and employees). In this way, we can account for the diversity of demands for recognition made in the economic sphere, explain what underpins them, and bring structure into these diverse phenomena. What is more, our expanded taxonomy is a useful tool for social pathology theorists. They have to appreciate the full range of variants of misrecognition when diagnosing pathologies of misrecognition in the economic sphere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Axel Honneth, Recognition, Misrecognition, Economic Sphere, Need, Esteem, Respect, Social Pathology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2018 14:33
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2018 15:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22368

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