Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment

2015.04.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Akeel Bilgrami, Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment, Harvard University Press, 2014, 397pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.04.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Akeel Bilgrami, Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment, Harvard University Press, 2014, 397pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674052048. Reviewed by Nikolas Kompridis, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University Occasionally, albeit, much too occasionally, philosophers illuminate the great challenges of the age, conceptually and critically, opening up genuinely new pathways for thinking about and responding to these challenges. In his latest book Akeel Bilgrami does this superbly, brilliantly, and very carefully. Carefully, in the sense of taking great care to get things right, and treating those things as themselves worthy objects of care and concern (and not simply as instrumental to the purposes of his arguments). Bilgrami describes his book undramatically as speaking to the issues of the relation between religion and politics . . . governed by a philosopher's interest in . . . practical reason;. . .

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