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Fichte and Hegel on Recognition

Clarke, James Alexander (2009) Fichte and Hegel on Recognition. British Journal for the History of Philosophy. pp. 365-385. ISSN 1469-3526

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Abstract

In this paper I provide an interpretation of Hegel’s account of ‘recognition’ (Anerkennung) in the 1802-3 System of Ethical Life as a critique of Fichte’s account of recognition in the 1796-7 Foundations of Natural Right. In the first three sections of the paper I argue that Fichte’s account of recognition in the domain of right is not concerned with recognition as a moral attitude. I then turn, in section four, to a discussion of Hegel’s critique and transformation of Fichte’s conception of recognition. Hegel’s transformation consists, I argue, in the claim that a comprehensive account of recognition in the domain of right must be concerned with recognition as a moral attitude.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is a preprint of an article submitted for publication in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, © 2009 British Society for the History of Philosophy.
Keywords: Recognition, Hegel, Fichte, Neuhouser, Intersubjectivity, Philosophy
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Philosophy (York)
Depositing User: James Clarke
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2014 23:49
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09608780902761745
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2470

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