La dialettica della colonialità. Verso una coscienza decoloniale postsecolare

Author/s Eduardo Mendieta
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2022/75 Language Italian
Pages 23 P. 22-44 File size 145 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2022-075003
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The background claim of the essay is that what Jürgen Habermas calls «Postsecular» can be understood as «reflexive secularization», which can also be formulated in the following formula: «to secularize secularization», a formula that in turn could be translated into two other formulas: to provincialize secularization and to de-Europeanize seculariza¬tion. To back up this claim, the question is taken up of what are or were the secular and se¬cularization, and how they relate to colonialism and decolonization. To this aim, the so-cal¬led debate between Karl Löwith and Hans Blumenberg on secularization is revisited (1). So¬me uses of the terms secular and secularization are also reconsidered by relying on José Casanova’s synoptic essay Exploring the Postsecular (2). The concomitant question is posed of how it can be spoken of the «Postsecular», given what we have taken secularization to mean (3). In the concluding section (4), the focus turns on the work of Enrique Dussel and especially on what he has called «the epistemological decolonization of theology», as a way to link the postsecular to decoloniality.

Keywords: Postsecular, decoloniality, secularization, Hans Blumenberg, Enrique Dussel

Eduardo Mendieta, La dialettica della colonialità. Verso una coscienza decoloniale postsecolare in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 75/2022, pp 22-44, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2022-075003