[Blueboard] ROLE OF RELIGION IN POSTMODERN SOCIETIES

Remmon E. Barbaza rbarbaza at ateneo.edu
Sat Feb 9 12:40:25 PHT 2008




                                 The Department of Philosophy
                                     School of Humanities
                           Ateneo de Manila University-Loyola Schools


                             cordially invites you to the lecture




                         THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN POSTMODERN SOCIETIES:
                           CHALLENGES FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION



                                     to be presented by
                                      Dr. Michael Reder
                                 Munich School of Philosophy


                             Friday, February 15, 4:30-6:00 PM
                                    Faura Hall, Room 117





Nowadays the thesis of secularization is more and more unconvincing.  
Many famous philosophers are thus thinking about religion again. They  
ask in what way religion can be understood in the postmodern global  
situation. The lecture will first present a brief overview of Jürgen  
Habermas's, Jacques Derrida's, Gianni Vattimo's and Niklas Luhmann's  
understanding of religion. Second, it will reflect on the viability  
and problems of their understanding of religion. Third, it will  
suggest three specific responses to their concepts of religion: (a) a  
new way of understanding of the relation between faith and knowledge  
in an inter-religious dialog, (b) arguments for a wide understanding  
of religion against a secularized reduction and (c) arguments for an  
enhancement of the relation between religion and culture.






For inquiries, please contact the Department of Philosophy
Tel/Fax, 426-5665; Tel 426-6001 loc. 5360/61






-- 
Remmon E. Barbaza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Philosophy
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
1108 Quezon City
Philippines

http://www.ateneo.edu/soh/ph_faculty.shtml

Tel. +63 (2) 426 5665
      +63 (2) 426 6001, loc. 5360
Fax  +63 (2) 426 5665



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