Is Critique Secular? / Edition 1

Is Critique Secular? / Edition 1

by Talal Asad
     
 

ISBN-10: 0982329415

ISBN-13: 9780982329412

Pub. Date: 11/01/2009

Publisher: Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humani


In this volume, four leading thinkers of our times confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values. Taking the controversial Danish cartoons of Mohammad as a point of departure, Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, and Saba Mahmood inquire into the evaluative frameworks at stake in understanding…  See more details below

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In this volume, four leading thinkers of our times confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values. Taking the controversial Danish cartoons of Mohammad as a point of departure, Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, and Saba Mahmood inquire into the evaluative frameworks at stake in understanding the conflicts between blasphemy and free speech, between religious taboos and freedoms of thought and expression, and between secular and religious world views. Is the language of the law an adequate mechanism for the adjudication of such conflicts? What other modes of discourse are available for the navigation of such differences in multicultural and multi-religious societies? What is the role of critique in such an enterprise? These are among the pressing questions this volume addresses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982329412
Publisher:
Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humani
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Townsend Papers in the Humanities Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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