Adorno und Habermas im Vergleich: Vom Säkularismus zum Postsäkularismus?

Adorno and Habermas: From Secularism to Post-Secularim?

  • The article analyses the 'post-secular turn' in critical theory by comparing Jürgen Habermas' late philosophy with the philosophy of his predecessor Theodor W. Adorno. It poses the question to what extent can Habermas be seen as a post-secular theorist when setting his work against that of Adorno? Following Birgitte Schepelern Johansen, the author develop a concept of post-secularism as a move beyond the strict division between religion and non-religion, and apply the concept to the work of the two critical theorists in question. Finally, Adorno’s work is identified as a 'religious secularism’ and Habermas’ work as a 'post-secular secularism’. Thus, the author points out the ambivalence, which the alleged 'post-secular turn’ breeds, and suggest a reconsideration of the religious motives discovered in Adorno’s work.

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Author:Karel Hlaváček
Parent Title (German):Labyrinth
Publisher:Axia Academic Publishers
Place of publication:Wien
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2018
Year of first Publication:2018
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/01/06
Tag:Theodor W. Adorno, Jürgen Habermas, religion, post-secularism, critical theory
Page Number:26
First Page:143
Last Page:168
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Philosophie und Geschichtswissenschaften / Philosophie
Angeschlossene und kooperierende Institutionen / Institut für Sozialforschung (IFS)
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 10 Philosophie / 100 Philosophie und Psychologie
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung 4.0