Mohammed Rashed
Birkbeck College
Political activity on the basis of a shared identity has been with us for several decades. Race, sexual orientation, gender, and myriad other categories form the center-of-gravity around which social groups demand recognition of the validity and value of their self-understandings. How should social and political institutions respond to these demands? In contemporary social and political philosophy much of the weight of answering this question has fallen on developing a theory of recognition. That theory would then perform several functions: It could provide an explanation as to the emergence and subsequent contestation of shared social norms; it could offer an account of the motivation that drives people to...
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