This book explores the relation between two key paradigms in the contemporary discourse on justice. Partly inspired by the debate between Nancy Fraser and Axel Honneth, it investigates whether the two paradigms, redistribution and recognition, are complementary, mutually exclusive, insufficient or essentially inadequate accounts of 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 citizens’ 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.
Table of Contents
Part I: The ‘Recognition Side’ of Distributive Justice 1. Basic Income in the Recognition Order: Respect, Care, and Esteem 2. Freedom, Recognition, and the Property-Owning Democracy: Towards a Predistributive Model of Justice 3. Redistribution, Misrecognition, and Domination. A Look at Brazilian Society 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 5. Work Justice Beyond Redistribution and Recognition 6. Affective Equality and Social Justice Part III: Rethinking Grammars of Oppression and Inclusion 7. Vulnerable Political Life: Distributive Justice, Critical Theory, and Critical Care Ethics 8. Redistribution, Recognition, and Pluralism: A Rawlsian Criticism of Fraser 9. The Politics of White Misrecognition and Practices of Racial Inequality Part IV: Moral Economies of Respect and Esteem 10. A Moral Economy? Honneth, Recognition, and the Capitalist Market 11. Social Esteem between Recognition and Redistribution 12. Recognition vs Redistribution: the Case of Self-Respect
Denise Celentano is Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics and Economics at the Centre for Research on Ethics at the University of Montréal, Canada. She was previously a Berggruen Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at New York University, USA. 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 Università di Catania, Italy. He has worked as a researcher in various institutions including the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, USA, 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.