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Simone de Beauvoir and a Global Theory of Feminist Recognition
Monica Mookherjee

’, or paternalistic intrusion into the minds of the oppressors ( 2003 : 31). Her concern is also that if the psychological theory through which the harm is explained were discredited, then a person's claim of unjust misrecognition would fail. Furthermore, and perhaps most relevant for cosmopolitan feminism, Fraser is anxious that any account of misrecognition based on a theory of the human

in Recognition and Global Politics
Open Access (free)
Judith Squires

Political Thought (Oxford, Martin Robertson, 1981); C. Gilligan, In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development (Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1982); S. Ruddick, Maternal Thinking: Towards a Politics of Peace (Boston, MA, Beacon Press, 1989); J. Tronto, Moral Boundaries: The Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (New York, Routledge, 1993

in Political concepts
Nancy Fraser

. However, what this means requires some clarification. The model does not suppose that misrecognition never has the sort of psychological effects described by Taylor and Honneth. But it maintains that the wrongness of misrecognition does not depend on the presence of such effects. Thus, the status model decouples the normativity of recognition claims from psychology, thereby strengthening their normative force. When claims for recognition are premised on a psychological theory of ‘the intersubjective conditions for undistorted identity formation’, as in Honneth’s model

in The culture of toleration in diverse societies