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Lessons in Secular Criticism

Stathis Gourgouris


This book reconfigures recent secularism debates, by showing (1) how the secular imagination is closely linked to society’s radical poiesis, its capacity to imagine and create unprecedented forms of worldly existence; and (2) how the space of the secular animates the desire for a radical democratic politics that overturns inherited modes of subjugation, whether religious or secularist. For Gourgouris, secular criticism is a form of political being: critical, antifoundational, disobedient, anarchic, yet not negative for negation’s sake but creative of new forms of collective reflection, interro ... More

Keywords: Secular, Radical Democracy, Autonomy, Poiesis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823253784
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823253784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stathis Gourgouris, author
Columbia University