Recognition and misrecognition, in both their psychological and social, that is, normative dimensions, have been widely debated in social philosophy, social theory, psychology and psychoanalysis. There is no doubt that the recognition of another enables positive feeling, regard and respect (Honneth, 2007). It is important to note that recognition is more than a desire. For Honneth, we need recognition in multiple ways: in politics and the law, in everyday living, in culture and social life, in loving and family life. And for Jessica Benjamin (1998) and others in relational psychoanalysis it is the necessary condition for agency, the formation of subjectivity and gender, and the capacity to see and experience the Other as equal subject (Taylor, 1992).
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