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Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment

Event: Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment
Date & Time: 26th May 2014 5:00pm-7:00pm

Description:

Speaker: Akeel Bilgrami (Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University)

Title: Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment (Convergences: Inventories of the Present)

Venue: Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford

Abstract: Bringing clarity to a subject clouded by polemic, Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment is a rigorous exploration of how secularism and identity emerged as concepts in different parts of the modern world. At a time when secularist and religious worldviews appear irreconcilable, Akeel Bilgrami strikes out on a path distinctly his own, criticizing secularist proponents and detractors, liberal universalists and multicultural relativists alike.

Discussants:
Faisal Devji (St Antony’s College, University of Oxford)
Janina Dill (DPIR, University of Oxford)
Paul Flather (Europaeum)
Ankhi Mukherjee (Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Chair: Kalypso Nicolaïdis (St Antony’s College, University of Oxford)

Sponsored by:
Centre for International Studies (CIS)
Faculty of Philosophy
Asian Studies Centre
European Studies Centre

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