The transformation of solidarity and the enduring impact of monotheism: Five remarks

Philosophy and Social Criticism 35 (1-2):93-103 (2009)
This article evaluates two opposing approaches to the Western transition from a monotheistic and metaphysically grounded religious dispensation to secularized modern political theory. Where some philosophers emphasize the independence of modern political ideals, others argue that these ideals cannot remain theoretically coherent or practically effective once they are separated from the religious sources that have given rise to them. The theory of communicative action can bring together the insights of both independency and dependency theorists, thereby accounting for the public-political significance of redemptive criticism and other important forms of religious discourse. Yet given that religious groups are no longer embedded within the nation state, an additional and pressing contemporary challenge is to develop an adequate constitutional framework for global society.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1177/0191453708098756
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 16,667
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Daniel Howard-Snyder (2003). Trinity Monotheism. Philosophia Christi 5 (2):375 - 403.
Simon Derpmann (2009). Solidarity and Cosmopolitanism. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12 (3):303 - 315.
Sally J. Scholz (1997). The Duty of Solidarity. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 4 (3):24-33.
Klaus Peter Rippe (1998). Diminishing Solidarity. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 1 (3):355-373.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

15 ( #175,565 of 1,726,564 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #369,858 of 1,726,564 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.