2: Axel Honneth

Public lecture 2

Royal College of Surgeons, Playfair Building, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

28 June 2018

h 17:10-19.30

Axel Honneth

Columbia University/Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Recognition in Modern Europe

The project is delighted to welcome as its second public lecturer Axel Honneth, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia and Frankfurt Universities and Director of the latter’s renowned Institut für Sozialforschung.

Professor Honneth spoke on Recognition in Modern Europe.

The lecture was introduced by Professor Donald Bloxham.

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Professor Axel Honneth

Jack C. Weinstein Professor for the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University; Director of the Institute for Social Research, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (since 2001); C4-Professor of Social Philosophy, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (since 1996)

From 1992 to 1996, Professor Honneth was C4-Professor of Political Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin; from 1991 to 1992 he was C3-Professor of Philosophy, University of Konstanz.  From 1983 to 1989 he was „Hochschulassistent“ (scientific assistant) to Prof. Dr. Jürgen Habermas, Dept. of Philosophy, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M.; from 1982 to 1983 he had a Research Grant with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Habermas, Max-Planck-Institute for Social Sciences, Starnberg.   From 1977 to 1982 he was Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (scientific assistant), Institute of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin.

Professor Honneth is the author of 11 monographs, including Disrespect: The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory (2007), Redistribution or Recognition? A Political– Philosophical Exchange (with Nancy Fraser, 2003), and The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts (1996).

In November 2015, Professor Honneth received the Ernst Bloch-Preis from the City of Ludwigshafen (Germany) (please see the Suhrkamp Verlag announcement).

In April 2016, Professor Honneth received the Bruno-Kreisky Prize from the Karl-Renner Stiftung in Vienna.

In June 2016, Professor Honneth was awarded the Ulysses Medal, University College Dublin’s highest honour, for his lifetime contribution to social philosophy and critical theory.

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