Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, Vol 21, No 1 (2013)

Can We Afford to be “Post-Secular?”

Bill Cooke
Issued Date: 21 Jul 2014


The notion of our moving to a “post-secular” age has become a topic of conversation. As has been seen with discussions of “secular,” “secularity,” and “secularism,” much depends on what is meant by the term in question. This article surveys what some of the “post-secular” thinkers are saying and looks at how far their views actually differ from those of avowed secularists over the past century and a half. In light of this, it is then asked whether a “post-secular” situation is desirable or even possible.

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DOI: 10.1558/eph.v21i1.93


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