Axel Honneth

(b.1949) is a social philosopher and director of the Frankfurt Insititute for Social Research. His publications include: The Struggle for Recognition. The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts (1996); Changing Perspectives on the Moral Order of Society (with Nancy Fraser) (2003); and Anxiety and Politics (2003).



Will the pandemic teach us democracy?

An interview with Axel Honneth

The more publicly governments articulate their difficulties in controlling the pandemic, the greater its democratic potential, argues Axel Honneth. But if people conclude that government measures have been unjustified, the result will be even greater distrust in democratic decision-making.

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