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Zackariasson, Ulf
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Lind, A.-S., Lövheim, M. & Zackariasson, U. (2016). Introduction – Religion, Law and Democracy: New Challenges for Society and Research. In: Lind, Anna-Sara, Lövheim, Mia, Zackariasson, Ulf (Ed.), Reconsidering Religion, Law, and Democracy: New Challenges for Society and Research (pp. 7-18). Nordic Academic Press.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction – Religion, Law and Democracy: New Challenges for Society and Research
2016 (English)In: Reconsidering Religion, Law, and Democracy: New Challenges for Society and Research / [ed] Lind, Anna-Sara, Lövheim, Mia, Zackariasson, Ulf, Nordic Academic Press, 2016, 7-18 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordic Academic Press, 2016
National Category
Law
Research subject
Public Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-272186 (URN)9789188168238 (ISBN)
Projects
Impact of religion - challenges on society, law and democracy
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-02-05 Created: 2016-01-12 Last updated: 2017-05-04Bibliographically approved
Zackariasson, U. (2016). Justification and Critique: The Will to Believe and the Public Nature of Religious Belief. William James Studies, 12(2), 28-51.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Justification and Critique: The Will to Believe and the Public Nature of Religious Belief
2016 (English)In: William James Studies, ISSN 1933-8295, E-ISSN 1933-8295, Vol. 12, no 2, 28-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

“The Will to Believe” remains one of the most intriguing and controversial pragmatic contributions to philosophy of religion. Richard Rorty has offered an interesting analysis of its controversial character and suggests that we should see James as arguing for a privatization of religion: the right to adopt a believing attitude is limited to those private projects that in no way affect others. I propose another reading that (a) acknowledges that religious (and other existential commitments) have an inevitably public dimension and (b) uses that element as a vehicle for critical reflection. To that end, I make a heuristic distinction between two phases of inquiry that I label justification and critique, and go on to argue that when combined with a pragmatic philosophical anthropology, a Jamesian approach helps clear the ground for a more comprehensive critical reflection on religion and religious traditions. Whereas Rorty sees any acknowledgement of a public dimension of religious belief as a threat to democracy, I believe that we can rather say that such acknowledgements offer resources for those who seek to develop more democratic forms of religion.

Keyword
James, Rorty, will to believe, pragmatism
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-220621 (URN)
Projects
Impact of religion
Available from: 2014-03-18 Created: 2014-03-18 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Zackariasson, U. (2016). Miracle and the Miraculous: A Pragmatic Approach. Pragmatism Today, 7(1), 100-112.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Miracle and the Miraculous: A Pragmatic Approach
2016 (English)In: Pragmatism Today, ISSN 1210-0455, E-ISSN 1338-2799, Vol. 7, no 1, 100-112 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keyword
Pragmatism, miracle, miraculous
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299965 (URN)
Projects
Impact of religion
Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2017-11-28
Zackariasson, U. (2015). A Skeptical Pragmatic Engagement with Skeptical Theism. In: Ulf Zackariasson (Ed.), Action, Belief and Inquiry: Pragmatist Perspectives on Science, Society and Religion (pp. 109-130). Helsingfors: Nordic Pragmatism Network.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Skeptical Pragmatic Engagement with Skeptical Theism
2015 (English)In: Action, Belief and Inquiry: Pragmatist Perspectives on Science, Society and Religion / [ed] Ulf Zackariasson, Helsingfors: Nordic Pragmatism Network , 2015, 109-130 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: Nordic Pragmatism Network, 2015
Series
Nordic Studies in Pragmatism, ISSN 1799-3954 ; 3
Keyword
philosophy, skeptical theism, meliorism, pragmatism, James, Dewey
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270812 (URN)78-952-67497-2-3 (ISBN)
Projects
Impact of religion
Available from: 2016-01-04 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2016-10-17
Zackariasson, U. (Ed.). (2015). Action, Belief and Inquiry: Pragmatist Perspectives on Science, Society and Religion. Helsingfors: Nordic Pragmatism Network.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Action, Belief and Inquiry: Pragmatist Perspectives on Science, Society and Religion
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This volume collects together contributions from Nordic philosophers and scientists, illuminating the relevance of pragmatist notions and arguments in debates in philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of language, logic, ontology, ethics and metaethics, sociology, political philosophy and philosophy of religion. At the same time it provides an overview of key Nordic advances and debates in these areas of inquiry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: Nordic Pragmatism Network, 2015. 319 p.
Series
Nordic Studies in Pragmatism, ISSN 1799-3954 ; 3
Keyword
Pragmatism, Religion, Science, Democracy, Peirce, James, Dewey, Rorty, Quine, epistemology, ontology, inquiry
National Category
Philosophy Religious Studies
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270804 (URN)78-952-67497-2-3 (ISBN)
Projects
Impact of religion
Available from: 2016-01-04 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2016-10-17
Zackariasson, U. (2015). Rortian Perspectives on Use and Abuse of Memory in Science, Religion and Demoratic Public Life. In: Bornemark, Jonna; Martinson, Mattias & Svenungsson, Jayne (Ed.), Monument and Memory: (pp. 163-176). Vienna & Berlin: LIT Verlag.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rortian Perspectives on Use and Abuse of Memory in Science, Religion and Demoratic Public Life
2015 (English)In: Monument and Memory / [ed] Bornemark, Jonna; Martinson, Mattias & Svenungsson, Jayne, Vienna & Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2015, 163-176 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vienna & Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2015
Keyword
Rorty, Gross, Plaskow, memory, science, religion
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-244176 (URN)978-3-643-90467-6 (ISBN)
Projects
Impact of religion
Available from: 2015-02-12 Created: 2015-02-12 Last updated: 2016-10-17
Zackariasson, U. (2015). What is it to be religiously mistaken? A Pragmatist Perspective. The Pluralist, 10(3), 292-312.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What is it to be religiously mistaken? A Pragmatist Perspective
2015 (English)In: The Pluralist, ISSN 1930-7365, E-ISSN 1944-6489, Vol. 10, no 3, 292-312 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2015
Keyword
Pragmatism, religion, James, Dewey, Putnam
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260251 (URN)10.5406/pluralist.10.3.0292 (DOI)000368515000004 ()
Projects
Impact
Available from: 2015-08-18 Created: 2015-08-18 Last updated: 2017-12-04
Zackariasson, U. (2014). Philosophy of Religion as Cultural Politics: A(nother) Rortian Proposal. American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, 35(1), 25-41.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Philosophy of Religion as Cultural Politics: A(nother) Rortian Proposal
2014 (English)In: American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, ISSN 0194-3448, Vol. 35, no 1, 25-41 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper turns the tools of cultural politics that Richard Rorty developed in his later philosophy against Rortian anticlericalism. It is argued that Rorty is insufficiently attentive to the distinction between ideal end-states and what John Dewey called “ends in view”, and this leads him to formulate a cultural politics of religion that, ultimately, risks playing into the hands of his opponents in the debate over the role of religion in democratic societies. Drawing on work by Stuart Rosenbaum, I also sketch an alternative version of a Rortian cultural politics of religion that breaks with the foundationalist character of both Rorty’s and his opponents’ views of religion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Illinois Press, 2014
Keyword
Rorty, Pragmatism, Cultural Politics, Religion, Society
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206139 (URN)
Projects
Impact of religion
Available from: 2013-08-28 Created: 2013-08-28 Last updated: 2016-10-17
Zackariasson, U. (2014). Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God [Review]. Theoria, 80(2), 196-200.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God
2014 (English)In: Theoria, ISSN 0040-5825, E-ISSN 1755-2567, Vol. 80, no 2, 196-200 p.Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Keyword
Pragmatism, religion, James
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-222298 (URN)10.1111/theo.12043 (DOI)000335451900007 ()
Projects
Impact
Available from: 2014-04-10 Created: 2014-04-10 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Zackariasson, U. (2014). Science as customized and customizing: The roles of science in the "religion/worldviews in the public sphere"-debate (1ed.). In: Steve Fuller, Mikael Stenmark & Ulf Zackariasson (Ed.), The customization of science: The impact of religious and political worldviews on contemporary science (pp. 158-175). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Science as customized and customizing: The roles of science in the "religion/worldviews in the public sphere"-debate
2014 (English)In: The customization of science: The impact of religious and political worldviews on contemporary science / [ed] Steve Fuller, Mikael Stenmark & Ulf Zackariasson, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 1, 158-175 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 Edition: 1
Keyword
Rorty, Habermas, religion, worldviews, public sphere
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229155 (URN)
Projects
Impact of religion
Available from: 2014-08-04 Created: 2014-08-04 Last updated: 2016-10-17
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