Ph.D. student Irakli Dekanozishvili who is a member of an International Interdisciplinary Structured Doctoral Program “Democracy, Human Rights and Religion (DHR)” at WWU Münster and ISU has just published the article in the highly-ranked scientific journal “Teorema” The title of the article is “Ethics of Recognition and the Second-Person Standpoint”, Teorema: Revista Internacional de filosofía, ISSN 0210-1602, Vol. 41, Nº. 2, 2022, pp. 169-186.
In this paper, the author discusses the second-personal approach to ethics and its connection to the theory of recognition. The claim is that recognition could be interpreted as essentially second-personal so far as it involves mutuality and reciprocity as essential components that require the existence of the second person with whom the relationship of recognition can take place. Hence, both the second-person approach and recognition serve to better understand the fundamental sociality of human life. However, as it will be demonstrated the second-personal approach could not guarantee the full integration of a person, because it opts for a narrower conception of recognition, and excludes essential parts of human socialization such as love and esteem. Alternatively, Mr. Dekanozishvili endorses the plural conception of recognition that is capable of both providing second-personal authority and fulfilling other interpersonal human needs. The article also provides a reflection on social vulnerability from the perspective of these two interrelated approaches.