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What should recognition entail? Responding to the reification of autonomy and vulnerability in medical research

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  • Contributors JL drafted the commentary. JL and SH contributed equally to its revision. JL and SH both approved the final version for submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • For Honneth, recognition that manifests in love/friendship, and the self-trust it supports, is predominantly an object of intimate relationships. Thus, it is not considered here.

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