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AuthorMotzkin, Gabriel. author
TitleTime and Transcendence [electronic resource] : Secular History, the Catholic Reaction and the Rediscovery of the Future / by Gabriel Motzkin
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1992
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Descript XIII, 309 p. online resource


This book investigates one aspect of the story of how our religiously-oriented culture became a secular one. It concentrates on the conflicts enveloping the attitude to the past from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. The background argument is that the way the process of secularization occurred in one particular religious context, the Roman Catholic one, was determinative for the possibility of something such as secular culture, and hence for both the modem secular attitude to the past and the modem religious one. In recent years a spate of scholarship has suggested that the expanded version of Weber's theory, according to which modernity is a consequence of Protestanยญ tism, is not quite accurate. Robert Merton modified this theory to argue that modem natllral science originated in the context of seventeenth-century 1 Protestant England. Against this position, many scholars have investigated 2 origins for the development of science in Catholic countries. The development of natural science, however, is not the whole story of the development of modem secular culture, even if the story of that development is restricted to the development of knowledge. Our modem universities are organized around the division between humanities and natural sciences, and it can be thought that this process of modernization or secularization affected the humanities no less than the sciences


Section I: The Genesis Of Secular History From Criticism And Memoirs -- 1: Memoirs and History: Saint-Simon -- 2: From Education to Criticism: Lenglet -- Section 11: The Catholic Reaction To Secular History And The Rediscovery Of Time -- Introduction: Religion and the Secular Concept of Subjectivity -- 1: The Development of the Catholic Concept of Tradition from the Council of Trent to the Tรผbingen School -- 2: The Tradition as an Alternative to Secular History in French Traditionalism -- 3: The Catholic Turn to Philosophy as an Alternative Tradition -- 4: The End of Continuity and Heideggerโ{128}{153}s Rediscovery of the Problem of Time

Philosophy History Modern philosophy Religion -- Philosophy Philosophy History of Philosophy History general Philosophy of Religion Modern Philosophy


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