Peter Gabel

"The fundamental social desire of all human beings is the desire for mutual recognition."

Peter Gabel



The Desire for Mutual Recognition

Social Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self

The Desire for Mutual Recognition is a work of accessible social theory that seeks to make visible the desire for authentic social connection, emanating from our social nature, that animates all human relationships.
Using a social-phenomenological method that illuminates rather than explains social life, Peter Gabel shows how the legacy of social alienation that we have inherited from prior generations envelops us in a milieu of a “fear of the other,” a fear of each other ... READ ON



Attending to the spiritual dimension of our social existence is an essential part of transforming the world.
— Peter Gabel