POLITICS, RELIGION, AND VIOLENCE -THE TILBURG PHILOSOPHY SUMMER. A Seminar with Simon Critchley | July 15-24, 2010 The return to religion has become perhaps the dominant cliché of contemporary theory.
Of course, theory often offers nothing more than an exaggerated echo of what is happening in reality, a political reality dominated by the fact of religious war. Somehow we seem to have passed from a secular age, which we were ceaselessly told was post-metaphysical, to a new situation where political action seems to flow directly from metaphysical conflict. This situation can be triangulated around the often-fatal entanglement of politics and religion, where the third vertex of the triangle is violence. Politics, religion and violence appear to define the present through which we are all too precipitously moving, where religiously justified violence is the means to a political end. On the Idea of Communism - Continental Philosophy - A Bulletin B. Today’s Philosophers - Continental Philosophy - A Bulletin Board.
Edward Said, “The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations” - Continen.