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Four Conclusions of a thesis on Habermas, Taylor, Marion, and the Post-Secular Public Sphere

Friday, 20 August, 11:00 am12:30 pm AEST

The Philosophy Department at Catholic Theological College will hold a seminar for staff and graduates on Friday 20 August 2021 at 11am.

Presented by Konstantin F. Tringas

Abstract: Introduction to Jean-Luc Marion and the Political Public Sphere

The paper begins by situating the potential contribution of Marion’s philosophy within the broader Habermas/Taylor debate on the conduct of discourse in the Post-Secular Public Sphere. The paper then moves on to discuss a number of themes that relate to this broader debate. These include the following: Marion’s analysis of inter-subjectivity as a supplement to Habermas’ communicative action. Marion’s attempt to restore the virtue of love. The universal and the particular individual. Can Marion’s philosophy be considered a religious contribution? The private and the public sphere. Marion as a- or anti-political. The translation of love and charity into public hospitality and friendship. Love and justice. The knowledge of love versus the deeds of love. In between Habermas and Marion – hermeneutic dialogue and mutual learning in the public sphere.

Online via Zoom

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne, this event has been moved from in-person to online via Zoom. To request the zoom link, please contact callan.ledsham@ctc.edu.au (you will be put on a list and receive a BCC email including the Zoom link in the hours before the seminar begins).

Cal Ledsham


Friday, 20 August
11:00 am–12:30 pm AEST
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