Between Naturalism and Religion : Philosophical Essays

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-03
  • Publisher: Polity Pr

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Two countervailing trends mark the intellectual tenor of our age the spread of naturalistic worldviews and religious orthodoxies. Drawing on both contemporary scientific advances and the revitalization of religious practices Jrgen Habermas explores the fundamental tension between naturalism and religion.

Author Biography

Jurgen Habermas is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Intersubjective Constitution of Norm-governed Thoughtp. 9
Public Space and Political Public Sphere - The Biographical Roots of Two Motifs in my Thoughtp. 11
Communicative Action and the Detranscendentalized "Use of Reason"p. 24
On the Architectonics of Discursive Differentiation: A Brief Response to a Major Controversyp. 77
Religious Pluralism and Civic Solidarityp. 99
Prepolitical Foundations of the Constitutional State?p. 101
Religion in the Public Sphere: Cognitive Presuppositions for the "Public Use of Reason" by Religious and Secular Citizensp. 114
Naturalism and Religionp. 149
Freedom and Determinismp. 151
"I Myself am Part of Nature" - Adorno on the Intrication of Reason in Nature: Reflections on the Relation between Freedom and Unavailabilityp. 181
The Boundary between Faith and Knowledge: On the Reception and Contemporary Importance of Kant's Philosophy of Religionp. 209
Tolerancep. 249
Religious Tolerance as Pacemaker for Cultural Rightsp. 251
Equal Treatment of Cultures and the Limits of Postmodern Liberalismp. 271
A Political Constitution for the Pluralist World Society?p. 312
Indexp. 353
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