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
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. Vol. 35, no 1, 25-41 p.
Rorty, Pragmatism, Cultural Politics, Religion, Society
Research subject Philosophy of Religion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206139OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-206139DiVA: diva2:643732
ProjectsImpact of religion