A Critique of Authenticity and Recognition

Claviez, Thomas (November 2015). A Critique of Authenticity and Recognition (Unpublished). In: Authenticity and Cultural Translation in the Global City and Community. Universität Lausanne. 12.-14.11.2015.

While forms of ethics based upon authenticity and recognition are holding sway in contemporary philosophical debates (Ferrara, Honneth, Fraser, etc.), many of the implications of both processes – conceptual, moral, political – are still insufficiently reflected upon. The talk will offer a “critique” (in the Kantian sense) of both, based upon an analysis of the “semiotics” of authenticity and the resulting perpetuation of a regime of authority of experts, as well as commenting upon the striking absence of the realm of literature and the arts from this debate, except in some references to a rather abstract notion of Aesthetics. It will also critically revaluate the concept of agency implicit in an ethics of authenticity and recognition.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures > Literary Theory

UniBE Contributor:

Claviez, Thomas

Subjects:

800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures
400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages
100 Philosophy > 170 Ethics
100 Philosophy > 190 Modern western philosophy
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thomas Claviez

Date Deposited:

09 Dec 2015 08:10

Last Modified:

09 Dec 2015 08:10

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73824

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