Rorty, Religion, and Democracy (in Polish)

Tomasz Sieczkowski

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Tomasz Sieczkowski, PhD
University of Lodz
Department of Philosophy
ul. Kopcińskiego 16/18
Pl-90-232 Łódź
e-mail: tomasz.sieczkowski@gmail.com

Abstract


In addition to postsecularism and the New Atheism, Rorty’s idea of „anticlericalism” is one of the three important elements in the modern philosophical debate about the role religion should play in the public sphere in Western democracies. In the paper I discuss Rorty’s neopragmatic understanding of religion as a habit of action and his critical position on the presence of institutional forms of religion in the public sphere of modern constitutional democracies. In the end I sketch a critique of Rorty’s position, which misinterprets the concept and the experience of religiosity and thus involves serious difficulties as a proposal for political change.

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DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.13153/diam.35.2013.512

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Default URL: http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/index.php/diametros/article/view/512
Polish abstract URL: http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/index.php/diametros/article/view/512/pl
English abstract URL: http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/index.php/diametros/article/view/512/en

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