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Social Philosophy Today

Volume 17, 2001

Communication, Conflict, and Reconciliation

Nikolas Kompridis
Pages 235-251

On the Task of Social Philosophy
A Reply to Axel Honneth

Axel Honneth has recently proposed a reformulation of the task of social philosophy as the 'diagnosis of social pathologies'-i.e. as the critical diagnosis of processes of social decline, fragmentation, and alienation. In this paper I evaluate Honneth's proposed reformulation, supplementing my criticisms with an alternative of my own.

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