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Whose Life? | Public Books
"This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom Martin Hägglund Pantheon, 2019"
book  review  religion  secularism  philosophy  ethics 
27 days ago by tsuomela
The American Scholar: A New Birth of Reason - Susan Jacoby
"Robert Ingersoll, the Great Agnostic, inspired late-19th-century Americans to uphold the founders’ belief in separation of church and state"
atheism  religion  secularism  american-studies  history  19c 
december 2012 by tsuomela
Behind the Right's Phony War on the Nonexistent Religion of Secularism | Rick Perlstein | Politics News | Rolling Stone
"Here's some background those befuddled Democrats need to know: One of the most robust and effective conspiracy theories on the right, the notion that "secularism" – or, just as often, "Secular Humanism" – is a religion is meant to be taken entirely literally: right wingers genuinely believe it refers to an actually existing religious practice. How do conservatives know? Because, they say, the Supreme Court said so. "
religion  politics  secularism  humanism  evangelical  conservatism  republican 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Metamagician and the Hellfire Club: Doing what comes supernaturally: Stanley Fish on fact and value
Russell Blackford responds to Stanley Fish column on secular reason and discourse. "The arguments developed by liberals since Locke's time are to do with the clumsiness of the state's powers, historical experience, and the practical need to accept reasonable social pluralism ("reasonable" because, at least beyond a certain point, we need not tolerate the intolerant). They do not depend at any stage on a naive denial of the fact/value distinction."
secularism  liberalism  reason  religion  ethics  government  power  argument  postmodern  public-reason  discourse 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Are There Secular Reasons? - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
Stanley Fish comments on and confuses secular/liberal discourses. "But no matter who delivers the lesson, its implication is clear. Insofar as modern liberal discourse rests on a distinction between reasons that emerge in the course of disinterested observation — secular reasons — and reasons that flow from a prior metaphysical commitment, it hasn’t got a leg to stand on."
secularism  liberalism  reason  religion  ethics  government  power  argument  postmodern  public-reason  discourse 
march 2010 by tsuomela
The Immanent Frame » Blog Archive » The missing all
To what degree are the blurry contours and devastating effects of secularism bound up with technology? To what extent does the process of providing terms for secularism and coming to terms with it run on iron-rails, ..?
technology  secularism  philosophy  religion  criticism  people-foucault  people-charlestaylor 
december 2007 by tsuomela
The Immanent Frame » Blog Archive » Can sex be a minor form of spitting?
The truncated version of Taylor’s argument is this: At a certain moment in Christian Europe’s past, the variety of mortal sins (aggression, violence, injustice, adultery) was reorganized into a hierarchy of bodily abuses..
religion  secularism  philosophy  ethics  sex  anthropology  feminism  sin 
december 2007 by tsuomela

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