INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS HISTORICOS Y SOCIALES DE LA PAMPA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Revised socialism as radical comprehensive republicanism. An exploratory reading of Axel Honneths democratic theory.
OLIVARES NICOLAS EMANUEL
Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina
Lugar: Florianopolis; Año: 2022 vol. 21 p. 86 - 111
In the last three decades republicanism has been one of the most predilected objects of research for diverse and qualified political philosophers. After several papers and books published on the matter, it has been clear for analysts that there are different normative conceptions, representative, participatory and radical, from which to define the very concept. In this paper we assume both an exploratory and critical theoretical aim. Our first goal will be to reconstruct Axel Honneths democratic theory, not as a simple revised socialist theory, but as a radical comprehensive republican approach in which social justice has priority over democratic legitimacy. Secondly, after presenting the main presuppositions of its democratic theory, we will briefly compare it with Philip Pettits representative republicanism. Thirdly, we will finally express our commitment with a political, reflexive, participatory republican perspective.