Social Psychology conference Theories of mutual recognition and social psychology

22 Nov, 2013
  • Date Nov 22, 2013 from 02:45 PM to 05:00 PM (Europe/Helsinki / UTC200)
  • Location University of Tampere
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Theories of intersubjective recognition (e.g. mutual respect, esteem, caring) have been widely debated in recent social philosophy and political theory. These theories concern interpersonal relationships and are often based on a narrow selection of social psychological theories, for example Axel Honneth relies heavily on Mead and Winnicott. One of Honneth’s core arguments is for the priority of intersubjective relationships of recognition in understanding both individual agency and social and institutional relations, and he interprets societal conflicts as struggles for recognition (and against misrecognition). The workshop discusses the relationship between theories of mutual recognition and social psychological theories and research.