Politics and Religion
The “crisis” of liberal democracies in today’s world demands from us re-investigation of the notion of the “political”. Since the dominant concept of the “political” that is associated with the liberal-democratic assignment of its significance is inseparable from certain determination of secularization as historical reason, with the crisis of liberal democracies and concomitantly with the exhaustion of the notion of “secularization”, the problem of religion/theological has come to assume profound significance for us once more. This important collection of essays by some of the most promising scholars of our time is an attempt to rethink the question of the political anew and of its intricate relation to religion.
Saitya Brata Daswas a Fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla from 2009 to 2011. Currently he is Associate Professor at Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is associated with the UFR Philosophie, Université de Strasbourg, France and with Maison des Science de L’Homme, Paris, where he was Post Doctorate fellow during the academic year 2006-2007. His first book length study calledThe Promise of Time: Towards a Phenomenology of Promiseis published from Indian institute of Advanced Study.