Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Justice through Recognition: A Philosophical Survey
Vinicio Busacchi

The question(s) of recognition has been largely discussed at the level of public and political debate, as well as studied in psychology, sociology, theory of politics and philosophy since the nineteen’s. But there is still much to do in studying and understanding all implications of it refereed to problems and experiences of misrecognition and dehumanization, and referred to the dialectic connection between politics of recognition and social recognition, social recognition and self-emancipation, self-emancipation and the recognition of the other. The question of ‘What are the psychological, sociological and political implications?’ is still open, but now, thanks to Taylor, Habermas, Ricoeur, and Honneth works (among others’ works) it is clear that recognition may be established as a theoretical-practical basis for individual emancipation, social progress and strengthening of justice and democracy.

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