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Wednesday, March 6 • 16:45 - 18:45
#6/248.2 – Post-secular Condition: Postmodernism, Postmetaphysics, Postsecularity

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In the last decades of 20th century some scholars (Habermas, Caputo, Taylor) had acknowledged that in spite of widespread belief according to which the secularization is inescapable effect of modernization, religion in contemporary Western culture is influential again. It seems however that the restitution of religion’s cultural relevance doesn’t mean the simple return to the pre-secular state. The situation can be signified (paraphrasing the title of J.-F. Lyotard’s study “Postmodern Condition”) as “Post-secular Condition”. This panel proposes to discuss an interconnection between the post-secularity, postmodernism and post-metaphysics. The topic of discussion may include (but are not limited to): the linking of manifestations of post-secularity in different areas of culture with the post-metaphysical ontology, a modification of the relationship between Sacred and Secular, the motivations of rehabilitation of myth, ethical and esthetical implications of post-secularity.

Chair:
  • Tomas Sodeika (Vilnius University)

Panelists:
  • Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University) - The ontological sources of the post-secular concept of the holy in Agamben’s Homo sacer project
  • Lina Vidauskytė (Vilnius University) - Myth under the Conditions of Post-Secularity
  • Vaiva Daraškevičiūtė (Vilnius University) - Postsecularity and (Im)Possibility of Religious in Contemporary Art
  • Tomas Sodeika (Vilnius University) - Die Geburt des Post-säkulären aus dem Geiste des Religiös-unmusikalischen

Language: English / German



Speakers
VD

Vaiva Daraškevičiūtė

Vilnius University
LV

Lina Vidauskytė

Vilnius University
RS

Rita Šerpytytė

Vilnius University
TS

Tomas Sodeika

Vilnius University


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