1st Edition

Paradigms of Justice Redistribution, Recognition, and Beyond

Edited By Denise Celentano, Luigi Caranti Copyright 2021
    296 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    296 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    296 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book explores the relation between redistribution and recognition, two key paradigms in the contemporary discourse on justice. Combining insights from the traditions of critical social theory and analytical political philosophy, the volume offers a multifaceted exploration of this incredibly inspiring conceptual couple from a plurality of perspectives. The chapters engage with concepts such as universal basic income, property-owning democracy, poverty, equality, self-respect, pluralism, care, and work, all of which have an impact on individuals’ recognition as well as on distributive policies.

    An important contribution to the field of political and social philosophy, the volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of politics, law, human rights, economics, social justice, as well as policymakers.


    PART I The ‘recognition side’ of distributive justice

    1. Basic income in the recognition order: respect, care, and esteem

    Jurgen De Wispelaere and Arto Laitinen

    2. Freedom, recognition, and the property-owning democracy: towards a predistributive model of justice

    Gavin Kerr

    3. Redistribution, misrecognition, domination: a look at Brazilian society

    Alessandro Pinzani

    PART II Dimensions of equality

    4. Redistribution and recognition from the point of view of real equality: Anderson and Honneth through the lens of Babeuf

    Jean-Philippe Deranty

    5. Work justice beyond redistribution and recognition

    Denise Celentano

    6. Affective equality and social justice

    Kathleen Lynch

    PART III Rethinking grammars of oppression and inclusion

    7. Vulnerable political life: distributive justice, critical theory, and critical care ethics

    Naima Hamrouni

    8. Redistribution, recognition, and pluralism: a Rawlsian criticism of Fraser

    Luigi Caranti and Nunzio Ali

    9. The politics of white misrecognition and practices of racial inequality

    Sarah Bufkin

    PART IV Moral economies of respect and esteem

    10. A moral economy? Honneth, recognition, and the capitalist market

    Renante Pilapil

    11. Social esteem between recognition and redistribution

    Christian Lazzeri

    12. Recognition vs redistribution: the case of self-respect

    Caroline Guibet Lafaye


    Denise Celentano is Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics and Economics at the Centre for Research on Ethics at the University of Montreal, Canada. She was previously a Berggruen Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at New York University, US. Her research explores problems of social justice and equality, with a focus on work as an issue of justice.

    Luigi Caranti is Professor of Political Philosophy at the Universita di Catania, Italy. He has worked as a researcher in various institutions including the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, US, the Australian National University, and the Philipps-Universität – Marburg, Germany. His studies mainly concern the philosophy of Kant and he has contributed extensively to the theoretical, practical, aesthetic, and political dimensions of Kant’s thought. Currently, his research focuses on the philosophical theory of human rights.