Recognition and Freedom brings together leading international scholars to discuss the political thought of the social philosopher Axel Honneth. In addition to providing an introduction to Honneth's political thought, the book examines topics such as education, solidarity, multiculturalism, agonism, neo-liberalism and the ways in which these issues challenge core aspects of liberal democracies. The book includes an interview with Axel Honneth in the light of his most recent work, Freedom's Right, as well as an essay by him previously unpublished in English.
Odin Lysaker holds a PhD in Philosophy and is Associate Professor at the University of Agder, Norway. He has published particularly in ethics and political philosophy, including Humanity in Times of Crisis: Hannah Arendt's Political Existentialism (in Guttorm Floistad (ed.), Philosophy of Justice, Springer, 2014). Jonas Jakobsen is Assistant professor of Philosophy at the University of Tromso, Norway. He has published several articles on social and political philosophy, including Education, Recognition, and the Sami People of Norway (in Niedrig & Ydesen: Writing Postcolonial Histories of Intercultural Education, Peter Lang, 2011).