Sunday, March 16, 2008

some notes on habermas lecture

habermas surprised conflict hating dutch by saying secularists shouldn't treat religious groups lower than themselves, that they have a big responsibility there to open a path of mutual recognition. he also noted that for religious groups a reflexive form of religious consciousness should be supported as a complimentary learning process.
then somebody asked (from tilburg university) "Can you give the same speech in Istanbul or Ankara?"
he replied "I'm invited to give a speech in Istanbul next June, I'll change my cultural references but it will be based on same ideas."
mind you these words are coming from a 76 year old enlightenment philosopher...

ps: in this context he underlined that multiculturalism won't work as a solution since it is the racism of anti-racism.

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koken said...