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Philosophy of Religion as Cultural Politics: A(nother) Rortian Proposal
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Philosophy of Religion. (Impact of religion)
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.

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University of Illinois Press, 2014. Vol. 35, no 1, 25-41 p.
Keyword [en]
Rorty, Pragmatism, Cultural Politics, Religion, Society
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Philosophy of Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206139OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-206139DiVA: diva2:643732
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