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BRESSIANI, Nathalie. Redistribution and recognition - Nancy Fraser between Jürgen Habermas and Axel Honneth. Cad. CRH [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.62, pp. 331-352. ISSN 0103-4979.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792011000200007.

Taking as a guide the question about the possibility of understanding the existing set of injustices from the concept of recognition or the need to resort, for this, to the conceptual pair of redistribution and recognition, this paper aims to argue that the dispute between Honneth's monism and Fraser's dualism and refers to discrepancies in their social theories. From a reconstruction of the criticisms leveled by the authors to the social dualism of Jürgen Habermas, as well as different social theories developed in order to resolve them, we will also seek to show that the answers they have found to these difficulties are in the center of debate about redistribution and recognition and that Fraser, developing a perspectival social dualism, adopts an intermediate position regarding those supported by Habermas and Honneth.

Keywords : redistribution; recognition; social theory; Nancy Fraser; Axel Honneth.

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