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Norris and Inglehart on Muslim Integration into Western Cultures

Norris and Inglehart on Muslim Integration into Western Cultures

Pippa Norris (Harvard) and Ronald Inglehart (Michigan) have a new joint empirical paper, just published online in the new issue of Political Studies (Volume 60, Issue 2, June 2012): Muslim Integration into Western Cultures: Between Origins and Destinations Abstract: To what extent do migrants carry their culture with them, and to what extent do they acquire the culture of their ...

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Honneth on ‘Das Recht der Freiheit’

Honneth on ‘Das Recht der Freiheit’

The current issue of Forschung Frankfurt (1/2012) has a discussion with Axel Honneth and Morton Raffnsøe-Møller (Universität Aarhus) on Honneth’s Magnum opus, Das Recht der Freiheit (2011). You can read the discussion, titled “Hört mal zu, so ist’s gemeint“, here [PDF] Excerpt: Raffnsøe-Møller: Im Gegensatz zu der Sphäre der persönlichen Beziehungen sehen Sie den aktuellen Zustand des marktwirtschaftlichen Handelns vorwiegend negativ. ...

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Conference on the Work of Charles Taylor – Audio Proceedings

Conference on the Work of Charles Taylor – Audio Proceedings

To celebrate the prominent Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor’s scholarly work at his 80th birthday, a major international conference was held on March 29 – 31, 2012 at Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. The conference featured ten sessions with presentations on many aspects of Taylor’s work in political science and philosophy. The audio files of conference speeches are now available online here. ...

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Weltbeziehungen im Zeitalter der Beschleunigung

Weltbeziehungen im Zeitalter der Beschleunigung

Weltbeziehungen im Zeitalter der Beschleunigung: Umrisse einer neuen Gesellschaftskritik By Hartmut Rosa (University of Jena) Suhrkamp – March 12, 2012 Excerpt [PDF] English description: After Hartmut Rosa’s widely noted and successful ‘Beschleunigung. Die Veränderung der Zeitstrukturen in der Moderne’, his new work analyzes from various perspectives how the acceleration of social life affects modern subjects’ experience of, relationship with, and ...

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Boltanski’s New Book: Énigmes et Complots

Boltanski’s New Book: Énigmes et Complots

The French sociologist Luc Boltanski has published a new book in Paris: Énigmes et complots; une enquête à propos d’enquêtes Gallimard – February 16, 2012 461 pages Résumé: Pourquoi, au tournant des XIXe et XXe siècles, observe-t-on tour à tour : le développement du roman policier, dont le coeur est l’enquête, et du roman d’espionnage, qui a pour sujet le ...

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Peter Gordon on Habermas on Religion

Peter Gordon (Harvard) reviews Jürgen Habermas’s recent writings on religion in a long piece at The New Republic, entitled What Hope Remains? Excerpt: What is most striking in Habermas’s recent writings on religion is that he seems more than willing to meet the conservative critics of secularization half way. He disagrees with the philosopher Hans Blumenberg, the author of a monumental ...

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Habermas and Anamnestic Reason

Just after having watched Habermas’ lecture at Georgetown University, I came across an insightful article on Habermas’ position on religious contents in current issue (Fall 2011) of the Interpretation Journal, entitled Habermas between Athens and Jerusalem: Public Reason and Atheistic Theology (pp.243-259), by Miguel Vatter. He is Professor of Political Science at the Universidad Diego Portales, Chile and an expert on ...

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Jürgen Habermas on Myth and Ritual

Jürgen Habermas on Myth and Ritual

  On Wednesday, October 19, Jürgen Habermas delivered the 2011 Georgetown University’s Berkley Center Lecture on Myth and Ritual. He “explores the evolution of myth and ritual, and their enduring significance for human societies, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.”

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John Mikhail on Moral Grammar and Human Rights

John Mikhail (Georgetown University) has posted an important paper at SSRN: Moral Grammar and Human Rights: Some Reflections on Cognitive Science and Enlightenment Rationalism It will be published in Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights, edited by Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks and Andrew Woods (Oxford University Press 2012). Abstract: A striking feature of contemporary human rights scholarship is the extent ...

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The Meaning of ‘Post-Secular’

The Meaning of ‘Post-Secular’

The website of Normative Orders has made available some videos from Frankfurt Cluster of Excellence’s lecture series on Post-Secularism, including Charles Taylor’s lecture, ‘The Meaning of Post-Secular’, delivered on 15 June 2011, at the University of Frankfurt.

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