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Type: Journal article
Title: Political Recognition and Aesthetic Judgement
Author: Corcoran, P.
Citation: Theoria, 2008; 55(115):64-90
Publisher: Berghahn Books Inc.
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 0040-5817
1558-5816
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Paul Corcoran
Abstract: The article presents the æsthetic view of politics as basis for ethical and moral appraisal, as well as the cognitive processes and perceptual capacities of recognition. It states that recognition accords legal status and engages a personal obligation to perform a public duty. Moreover, it notes that there has been a surprising reorientation of political recognition in Africa, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union over the past 20 years. However, it recognizes that there have been depressing examples of non-recognition in the Middle East and several countries in Africa. To strengthen the argument for humane respect and human rights in the multicultural state, the article mentions the views of several liberal theorists.
Keywords: recognition; æsthetics; Hegel; Kant; Arendt; hyper-realism; impressionism.
RMID: 0020084863
DOI: 10.3167/th.2007.5511505
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