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The Resource Between naturalism and religion : philosophical essays, by Jürgen Habermas ; translated by Ciaran Cronin

Between naturalism and religion : philosophical essays, by Jürgen Habermas ; translated by Ciaran Cronin

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Between naturalism and religion : philosophical essays
Title
Between naturalism and religion
Title remainder
philosophical essays
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by Jürgen Habermas ; translated by Ciaran Cronin
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Two countervailing trends mark the intellectual tenor of our age the spread of naturalistic worldviews and religious orthodoxies. Advances in biogenetics, brain research, and robotics are clearing the way for the penetration of an objective scientific self-understanding of persons into everyday life. For philosophy, this trend is associated with the challenge of scientific naturalism. At the same time, we are witnessing an unexpected revitalization of religious traditions and the politicization of religious communities across the world. From a philosophical perspective, this revival of religious energies poses the challenge of a fundamentalist critique of the principles underlying the modern West's postmetaphysical understanding of itself. The tension between naturalism and religion is the central theme of this major new book by Jrgen Habermas. On the one hand he argues for an appropriate naturalistic understanding of cultural evolution that does justice to the normative character of the human mind. On the other hand, he calls for an appropriate interpretation of the secularizing effects of a process of social and cultural rationalization increasingly denounced by the champions of religious orthodoxies as a historical development peculiar to the West. These reflections on the enduring importance of religion and the limits of secularism under conditions of postmetaphysical reason set the scene for an extended treatment the political significance of religious tolerance and for a fresh contribution to current debates on cosmopolitanism and a constitution for international society."--Book cover
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UKM
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
B3258.H323
LC item number
Z9513 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Between naturalism and religion : philosophical essays, by Jürgen Habermas ; translated by Ciaran Cronin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy1002/2008298224.html
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Public space and political public sphere : the biographical roots of two motifs in my thought -- Communicative action and the detranscendentalized "use of reason" -- On the architectonics of discursive differentiation : a brief response to a major controversy -- Prepolitical foundations of the constitutional state? -- Religion in the public sphere : cognitive presuppositions for the "public use of reason" by religious and secular citizens -- Freedom and determinism -- "I myself am part of nature" : Adorno on the intrication of reason in nature : reflections on the relation between freedom and unavailability -- The boundary between faith and knowledge : on the reception and contemporary importance of Kant's philosophy of religion -- Religious tolerance as pacemaker for cultural rights -- Equal treatment of cultures and the limits of postmodern liberalism -- A political constitution for the pluralist world society?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 361 p.
Isbn
9780745638256
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008298224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191245301
  • (OCoLC)ocn726877205
Label
Between naturalism and religion : philosophical essays, by Jürgen Habermas ; translated by Ciaran Cronin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy1002/2008298224.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Public space and political public sphere : the biographical roots of two motifs in my thought -- Communicative action and the detranscendentalized "use of reason" -- On the architectonics of discursive differentiation : a brief response to a major controversy -- Prepolitical foundations of the constitutional state? -- Religion in the public sphere : cognitive presuppositions for the "public use of reason" by religious and secular citizens -- Freedom and determinism -- "I myself am part of nature" : Adorno on the intrication of reason in nature : reflections on the relation between freedom and unavailability -- The boundary between faith and knowledge : on the reception and contemporary importance of Kant's philosophy of religion -- Religious tolerance as pacemaker for cultural rights -- Equal treatment of cultures and the limits of postmodern liberalism -- A political constitution for the pluralist world society?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 361 p.
Isbn
9780745638256
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008298224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn191245301
  • (OCoLC)ocn726877205

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