Volume 17, 2001
Communication, Conflict, and Reconciliation
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.