Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Postsecular Political Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas

The Postsecular Political Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas: Translating the Sacred 

by Dafydd Huw Rees 

(University of Wales Press, 2018)

256 pages


Introduction – At the Paulskirche

1. Sacred and Profane

2. Religion and Postmetaphysical Thinking

3. The Anthropic Problem

4. Rawls, Habermas and the Critique of Secularism

5. Postsecular Deliberative Democracy

6. Pyrrhic Translation

Conclusion – Ethics and Metaphysics

Dafydd Huw Rees is a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol University teacher in Philosophy at Cardiff University. The book is based on Rees's PhD Thesis: "Translating the Sacred: Religion and Postsecularism in the Recent Work of Jürgen Habermas" (Sussex University, March 2015) [PDF].

See also Rees's paper "Decolonizing Philosophy? Habermas and the Axial Age" (Constellations vol. 24 no. 2 (June, 2017).

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