Myth and Ritual

In this Berkley Center lecture, the philosopher Jürgen Habermas explored the evolution of myth and ritual, and their enduring significance for human societies, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. In particular, he addressed religious arguments in the public sphere, the secular foundations of political legitimation, and the religious sources of new social movements.
Previous Berkley Center lecturers have included Tariq Ramadan, Charles Taylor, and Hans Joas. You can find descriptions and video from those events here.

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