Few thinkers have made such significant contribution to social and political thinking over the last three decades as Axel Honneth. His theory of recognition has rejuvenated the political vocabulary and allowed Critical Theory to move beyond Habermas.
Beyond Communication is the first full-scale study of Honneth’s work, covering the whole range of his writings, from his first sociological articles to the latest publications. By relocating the theory of recognition within the tradition of European social theory, the book exposes the full depth and breadth of Honneth’s philosophical intervention. The book will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in contemporary philosophy and the social sciences.
Jean-Philippe R. Deranty, PhD (1998) in Philosophy, University Paris IV-Sorbonne, is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney. He has published extensively on European philosophy and Critical Theory.
"It is an indispensible text for those not thoroughly versed in these matters who want to engage Honneth's work."
Joel Robbins, University of California, San Diego, Department of Anthropology, (
All those interested in social and political philosophy, Critical Theory, European philosophy, as well as social theory and the theory of social movements.