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8. Recognition and Dissent: Schelling’s Conception of Recognition and Its Contribution to Contemporary Political Philosophy

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This chapter offers an alternative notion of recognition consisting in understanding it in terms of fundamental and foundational dissent. It firstly examines the widespread notion of recognition, according to which recognition basically consists in social inclusion of individuals in an already established social order or system of values and meanings. The chapter next analyzes two cases of the modern struggle for recognition and very briefly refers to Kant's and Fichte's accounts on recognition in order to illustrate this way of conceiving and materializing recognition and to identify its critical points. It then offers a reconstruction of Schelling's concept of recognition and shows at what extent his account on recognition can be employed to solve the critical points in the traditional understanding of recognition and of some of its related concepts.

Keywords: concept of recognition; Fichte; Kant; political philosophy; Schelling



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