Ways of recognition and group intersubjective power

Claudio Almir Dalbosco About the author


This essay seeks to justify the group inter-subjectivity as humane solidary and cooperative shaping. It approaches recognition as a driving force of group formation, making clear that it is by means of recognition reached in the social group that the human being confirms central values for the shaping of his/her individuality, such as self-confidence, self-respect and self-esteem. Next, it turns to the traits of group methodical idealization outlined by Axel Honneth based on the notion of Donald Winnicott's transitional object. In the end, it ingresses punctually into a small text of Piaget, which was written in the thirties of last century. For seeing in the group the driving force of the development of the natural condition of cooperation and reciprocal help of the child, Piaget anticipates an important idea of Honnet's theory of recognition.

Human shaping; ways of recognition; Transitional object; Group intersubjectivity

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