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Secularization : a essay in normative metaphysics

Author: Ulrich Steinvorth
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave MacMillan, ©2017.
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This book answers questions about secularization: Does it dissolve religion, or transform it into faith in a universally valid value? Is it restricted to the west or can it occur everywhere? Using ideas of Max Weber, the book conceives secularization as a process comparable to the rational development of science and production. What is the value secularization propagates? Sifting historical texts, Steinvorth argues  Read more...
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Steinvorth, Ulrich.
Secularization : An Essay in Normative Metaphysics.
Cham : Palgrave MacMillan, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Steinvorth
ISBN: 9783319638713 3319638718
OCLC Number: 1011201384
Description: 1 online resource (219 pages)
Contents: Introduction. --
Chapter 1: Three theses. --
Chapter 2: Similar views --
PART 1: A NEW SECULARIZATION THESIS --
Chapter 3: Intrinsic goals and sphere-immanent rationalities --
Chapter 4: Religion and the absolute --
Chapter 5: Authenticity, morality, and the post-Enlightenment absolute --
Chapter 6: Authenticity in ancient China and Rome --
Chapter 7: Montaigne’s authenticity --
Chapter 8: Mortality and Montaignean authenticity --
Chapter 9: A naturalistic proof of the validity of the authenticity command --
Chapter 10: Three comments on the naturalistic proof --
Chapter 11: The thesis. PART 2: OBJECTIONS --
Chapter 12: Religion cannot be perfected, least of all by authenticity --
Chapter 13: Claims on the absolute must be infallible --
Chapter 14: Hegel’s red herring --
Chapter 15: Rational metaphysics cannot relate to the absolute --
Chapter 16 Secular societies can do without anything absolute --
Chapter 17: Secularization is a unique Western development --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Ulrich Steinvorth.

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