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    The Vulnerable Dynamics of Discourse
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 89 195-225. 2021.
    In this paper, we offer some compelling reasons to think that issues relating to vulnerability play a significant – albeit thus far underacknowledged – role in Jürgen Habermas’s notions of communicative action and discourse. We shall argue that the basic notions of discourse and communicative action presuppose a robust conception of vulnerability and that recognising vulnerability is essential for making sense of the social character of knowledge, on the epistemic side of things, and for making …Read more
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    ABSTRACT What does it mean to practice a theory of recognition within the discipline of philosophy? Across an initially acrimonious French-German divide, Axel Honneth’s effort to recognise the value of contemporary French philosophy and social theory suggests that philosophy is a self-critical, outwardly oriented, and cooperative discipline. First, mobilising the idea of recognition in his own philosophical practise has permitted Honneth to notice non-deliberative aspects of social interaction t…Read more
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    Vulnerability and Trust: An Introduction
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 28 (5): 575-582. 2020.
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    Recognition, Vulnerability and Trust
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 29 (1): 1-23. 2021.
    ABSTRACT This paper examines the question of whether recognition relations are based on trust. Theorists of recognition have acknowledged the ways in which recognition relations make us vulnerable to others but have largely neglected the underlying ‘webs of trust’ in which such relations are embedded. In this paper, I consider the ways in which the theories of recognition developed by Jürgen Habermas and Axel Honneth, not only point to our mutual vulnerability but also implicitly rely upon mutua…Read more
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    Intersubjectivity, Power and Critique
    Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 72 111-118. 2018.
    Axel Honneth’s development of a theory of recognition is aimed at an intersubjective reconfiguration of social philosophy grounded on normative and anthropological premises. Honneth attempts to extend Jürgen Habermas’ communicative paradigm beyond its linguistic formulations and challenges the social-theoretical separation of system and lifeworld, whilst offering important insights towards an intersubjective theory of power and analysis of social action. In this sense, Honneth seeks to investiga…Read more
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    Recognizability, Perception and the Distribution of the Sensible: Rancière, Honneth and Butler
    Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 27 (2): 54-75. 2019.
    This paper explores the relation between perception, invizibilization and recognizability in the work of Rancière, Honneth and Butler. Recognizability is the term employed here to indicate the perceptual process that necessarily occurs prior to a normative or ethical act of recognition and that provides the conditions that make recognition possible. The notion of recognizability points to the fact that perception is not merely a disinterested surveying of the perceptual field but indicates that …Read more
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    Beyond Empathy: Vulnerability, Relationality and Dementia
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 27 (2): 307-326. 2019.
    ABSTRACTThis paper brings together a phenomenological and vulnerability-theoretic approach to dementia. The paper challenges the view that subjects with dementia can simply be understood in terms of diminished cognitive capacities or that they have lost all vestiges of personhood or the capacity for meaningful interaction. Instead, drawing on vulnerability theory and the phenomenological work of Kristin Zeiler and Lisa Käll, an alternative view of persons with dementia is offered that is based o…Read more
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    _Axel Honneth: Critical Essays_ brings together critical interpretations of the work of Axel Honneth, from his earliest to his most recent writings, together with a comprehensive reply by Honneth that provides significant insights and clarifications into his project overall.
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    Themes and dialogues in contemporary French critical theory
    with Jean-Philippe Deranty and John Rundell
    25 page
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    Issues and debates in contemporary critical and social philosophy
    with John Rundell, Jan Bryant, John Hewitt, and Jeremy Smith
    Critical Horizons 5 (1): 1-25. 2004.
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    Images of vulnerability have populated the philosophical landscape from Hobbes to Hegel, Levinas to Foucault, often designating a sense of corporeal susceptibility to injury, or of being threatened or wounded and therefore have been predominantly associated with violence, finitude, or mortality. More recently, feminist theorists such as Judith Butler and Adriana Cavarero have begun to rethink corporeal vulnerability as a critical or ethical category, one based on our primary interdependence and …Read more
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    Between thinking and action: Arendt on conscience and civil disobedience
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 42 (10): 971-981. 2016.
    Within contemporary debates on civil disobedience, Hannah Arendt’s work offers an alternative to both moral and legal approaches by offering a political view of disobedience based on what she terms a principle of dissent at the heart of constitutional democracies. In this sense, she separates disobedience from the moral claims of individual conscience as well as the restrictions imposed by legalistic conceptions. In this article, I first consider Arendt’s views on conscience and the arguments sh…Read more
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    The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth (edited book)
    Lexington Books. 2013.
    The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth provides a comprehensive study of the work of Axel Honneth, offering a critical reconstruction of his project in relation the themes of power, critique, and the intersubjective paradigm.
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    Recognition, Work, Politics includes a range of essays in contemporary French critical theory around politics, recognition, and work, and their philosophical articulations. These issues are addressed from directions that include post-structuralism, the paradigm of the gift, recognition theory, and post-marxism
  • The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth
    Lexington Books. 2013.
    The Critical Theory of Axel Honneth provides a comprehensive study of the work of Axel Honneth, offering a critical reconstruction of his project in relation the themes of power, critique, and the intersubjective paradigm.
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    Others as strangers
    with Jan Bryant, John Cash, John Hewitt, and John Rundell
    Critical Horizons 3 (1): 1-5. 2002.
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    Editorial Introduction
    with Jan Bryant, John Cash, John Hewitt, John Rundell, and Michael Ure
    Critical Horizons 2 (2): 149-152. 2001.
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    Civil disobedience and conscientious objection
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 42 (10): 953-957. 2016.
    The question of civil disobedience has preoccupied philosophical discourse at least since Thoreau's articulation of disobedience as a form of non-compliance and Rawls' classic definition outlined in the wake of the civil rights and student protest movements of the 1960s. It has become increasingly clear, however, that these classic definitions are being challenged and rethought from a variety of traditions in the wake of contemporary protests. These articles engage with the most recent debates s…Read more
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    Editorial: Others as Strangers
    with Jan Bryant, John Cash, John Hewitt, and John Rundell
    Critical Horizons 3 (1): 1-5. 2002.
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    Modernities, civilisations, natures
    with Jan Bryant, John Cash, John Hewitt, and John Rundell
    Critical Horizons 3 (2): 159-163. 2002.
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    Deleuze/Derrida: The Politics of Territoriality
    with Jan Bryant, John Cash, John Hewitt, Wei Kwok, John Rundell, Gabriele Schwab, and Jeremy Smith
    Critical Horizons 4 (2): 147-156. 2003.
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    Editorial
    with Jan Bryant, John Cash, John Hewitt, John Rundell, and Michael Ure
    Critical Horizons 1 (1): 1-6. 2000.
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    Editorial
    with Jan Bryant, John Cash, John Hewitt, and Michael Ure
    Critical Horizons 2 (1): 1-3. 2001.
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    Editorial introduction
    with Jan Bryant, John Cash, John Hewitt, John Rundell, and Michael Ure
    Critical Horizons 1 (2): 169-173. 2000.
    There has always been a tension between a critique of ‘real existing conditions’ and meta-theoretical paradigms through which the tasks of critique can both be anchored and images of humankind explored.
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    Contingency, Fragility, Difference
    with Jan Bryant, John Cash, John Hewitt, Wei Kwok, John Rundell, and Jeremy Smith
    Critical Horizons 4 (1): 1-5. 2003.