Dr. Charles Taylor and Dr. Roger Scruton on the Sacred and the Secular

Thinking the Sacred with Roger Scruton, McGill University, 2014 Click here for the video.  In 2014, McGill University hosted a panel discussion with philosophers Charles Taylor and Roger Scruton on the sacred and the secular in modernity. The panel discussion took part within a broader conference titled Thinking the Sacred with Roger Scruton which had examined the ways the secular has been shaped by the sacred. The central question this particular panel was concerned however was whether a secular public sphere could continue to regulate and find within itself shared ethical sources without public religious… Read More

Professors Agnes Heller, Roger Scruton, Rory Sutherland and Daniel Pick on Modernity

Nexus Conference ‘How to Change the World?’, moderated by Dr. Rob Riemen Click here for the video. In this brief panel discussion hosted by the Nexus-Instituut.nl, Professors Agnes Heller, Roger Scruton, Rory Sutherland and Daniel Pick discuss the broad defining features of our changing world. The discussion in this particular selection focuses on the features we have called modernity — its promises as well as its peculiarities. Click here to read the remainder of the entry.

World Prizes in Philosophy Series: The Holberg Prize

  The Norwegian Parliament, Holberg Prize Committee, Holberg Board, Twitter: @holbergprisen We will be inaugurating this month at Integrating Horizons a new Series in #Prizes in Philosophy, covering major international prizes awarded in philosophy and other fields in the humanities. The purpose is to place further spotlight on the organizations that contribute to interdisciplinary and intercultural issues. The first prize in the series we will be putting the spotlight is the Holberg Prize — a USD 790 000 (EUR 610 000) granted on an annual basis for outstanding contributions in the arts, humanities, social sciences,… Read More

Professor Jürgen Habermas: Interview on Modernity, Communicative Reason and the Holbergprisens

The Holberg Prize Laureate 2005, Professor Jürgen Habermas In this rare interview, Professor Jürgen Habermas speaks about the philosophical role of religious traditions in secular modernity and the prestigious awarding of the 2005 Holbergprisens (The Holberg Prize). In the interview, Professor Habermas argues that modern society depends on not only the perpetuation of new technologies but also on the critique and the subjective reinterpretation of its built-in religious and moral traditions that give secular society its meaningful political and social orientations. “Society is not only depending on technologies and their knowledge which… Read More