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11. Recognition of Norms and Recognition of Persons: Practical Acknowledgment in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

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This chapter explores the aspect of being a person and acknowledging others as persons and the aspect of being recognized by others as a person, the central questions of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. It shows that Hegel's topic is a recognition of norms as forms of joint practices rather than recognition of individuals as persons. Recognizing an individual as a person consists at first in recognizing practically the normative forms of personal interactions. The conditions of truth in the case of informative speech acts or claims of knowledge are a most important but special case, fulfillments of intentions and promises are another, fulfillments of conditions of ethics and morality are a third and subjective prudence and practical reason belong to a fourth case. In all these cases, one evaluates proprieties or fulfillment conditions of individual and joint actions as individual or collective performances of certain forms to act.

Keywords: ethical laws; forms of joint practices; Hegel; morality; Phenomenology of Spirit



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