Telos 167 · Summer 2014
Are We Postsecular?

Critical theory inherited classical accounts of social change that linked modernization processes to secularization, yet these accounts have come under considerable pressure from a variety of directions. This issue of Telos asks about the end of the secularization thesis—“Are we postsecular?”—not only by examining contemporary philosophical accounts of religion but also by broadening the framework to include analyses of aspects of religion and politics in India.
Read Russell A. Berman's introduction to Telos 167 here.

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The Forest Passage
by Ernst Jünger

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Ernst Jünger’s The Forest Passage explores the possibility of resistance: how the independent thinker can withstand and oppose the power of the omnipresent state. No matter how extensive the technologies of surveillance become, the forest can shelter the rebel, and the rebel can strike back against tyranny. Jünger’s manifesto is a defense of freedom against the pressure to conform to political manipulation and artificial consensus.
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Utopia Alone

By Lewis West

Utopia is necessary: it alone "can rescue a very limited reality" (16). Without it we are shackled by the thoughts of others, confined within realms of possibility defined by those in power. Peace, disarmament—both can seem idealistic, even ridiculous. But our incredulity results not only from the distance of these concepts from the everyday. We have been taught to understand . . . (continue reading)

Feminist Performance Art and Adorno's Aesthetic Theory

By Carlos Kong

As an occasional feature on TELOSscope, we highlight a past Telos article whose critical insights continue to illuminate our thinking and challenge our assumptions. Today, Carlos Kong looks at Julia Rothenberg's "Form, Utopia, and Feminist Performance Art: Toward a Rehabilitation of Adorno's Aesthetic Theory" from Telos 137 (Winter 2006). In "Form, Utopia, and Feminist Performance Art: Toward a Rehabilitation of Adorno's Aesthetic . . . (continue reading)

Telos 167 (Summer 2014): Are We Postsecular?

By Russell A. Berman

Critical theory inherited classical accounts of social change that linked modernization processes to secularization: in order for societies to overcome traditionalist structures and pursue the accelerated development of modernity, they would have to escape the grip of religion. This is perhaps most famously the case for Marx, who, in the introduction to his Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, declared . . . (continue reading)

From the Publisher's Desk

Telos has always celebrated rejuvenation and renewal, and in recent years we’ve embraced that change in a variety of ways. We’ve taken Telos online and digitized our full forty-four year archive, allowing institutional subscribers from around the world to access the journal over the Internet. We’ve created a regular conference series in New York City and another more recently in Europe, which have brought together an increasing number of scholars to discuss today’s critical issues in politics and philosophy . . . (continue reading)

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