Limits of the Secular

Social Experience and Cultural Memory

Authors: Roy, Kaustuv

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  • Presents innovative theory about the nature of the Secular and Trans-SecularDescribes how to bridge these two often competing intellectual schemes
  • Interdisciplinary approach that utilizes modernism, labour studies, and Feminism Secular
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This book facilitates a missing dialogue between the secular and the transsecular dimensions of human existence. It explores two kinds of limits of the secular: the inadequacies of its assumptions with respect to the total being of the human, and how it curbs the ontological sensibilities of the human. Kaustuv Roy argues that since secular reason of modernity can only represent the empirical dimension of existence, humans are forced to privatize the non-empirical dimension of being. It is therefore absent from the social, imaginary, as well as public discourse. This one-sidedness is the root cause of many of the ills facing modernity. Roy contends that a bridge-consciousness that praxeologically relates the secular and the non-secular domains of experience is the need of the hour. 

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Kaustuv Roy is professor of Philosophy and Sociology at Azim Premji University in Bangalore, India. He earned his Ph.D from Michigan State University and taught at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA. His previous books include Teachers in Nomadic Spaces and Neighborhoods of the Plantation: War, Politics and Education.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Limits of the Secular
Book Subtitle
Social Experience and Cultural Memory
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48698-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48698-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48697-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83997-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 223
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