Identity, recognition and justice in modern political anthropology
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identity, recognition, justice, political anthropology, dignity, individualism

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Sytnichenko, L. (2018). Identity, recognition and justice in modern political anthropology. Multiversum. Philosophical Almanac, (3-4), 3-18. Retrieved from


In the article is analyzed the important for modern philosophy idea of the essential connection of justice, recognition and identity. It is proved that the justice of social relations is determined not so only by the method of distribution of material goods, but by processes of social and individual recognition. From this point of view, asserted by J.Нabermas, A.Honneth, Ch.Taylor, R.Forst, just the people who possess the dignity who can become not only objects, but also blokes of justice, there are, citizens. Due to the overcoming of political paternalism and the existence of the individual as a bloke of political action, there is a deep reaccentuation of identity with the narrowest field of interpersonal communication and the formation of a new, based on human dignity and integrity, models of social justice and post-conventional identity. Thus, the author concludes that recognition is the broadest normative category that embraces both justice and identity, and their economic, cultural and symbolic dimensions must be interconnected. In this way, it is possible to build an adequate to the contemporary world, fair theory of identity, and to avoid the repressive communitarianism, which emphasizes the values of its community and neglects the opportunity for each individual to be an equal participant in the social space in general.

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