Gensidig forståelse - Anerkendelse

Feline Lillielind Rentse, Maria Vissing Bachara, Mads Sebastian Adelgaard Brændstrup, Claus Sørensen, Anders Koch, Oliver Vorawit Bagersted & Mikkel Schjødt

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project focus on how recognition and a lack thereof manifest itself on a societal and an individual level. The project will make use of theory from the philosophers, Jürgen Habermas, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Axel Honneth. The project keeps its focus on the population group which receives government benefits. In this project, two antagonistic discourses figure amongst the population and the media. The first discourse view negatively on the population group receiving government benefits. The other discourse view them positively. The second discourse acknowledges individuals receiving government benefits as individuals in special need of being publicly funded. Recognition play an important part on a societal and on an individual level. The negative discourse which occurs in the population and in the media is affecting individuals receiving government benefits negatively. The foundation for recognition constitute that people understand each other as widely diverse individuals which yet have the desire towards a universal agreement as a common interest. Unsuccessful recognition on the societal level can influence the individual level and vice versa. The project concludes that individuals require recognition on the societal level as well as on the individual level to act fully as a subject in society, social groups and in personal relations. This project uses theory in the certain context in which our discourses about the attitude towards individuals receiving government benefits occurs.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato21 dec. 2015
VejledereHenriette van Wylich-Muxoll


  • Gensidig forståelse
  • Anerkendelse