Is the world we inhabit secular or religious – or both? Obviously, the answer depends from the place we inhabit, from the social environment we belong, and also from the different meanings attached to the word “secularism”. (Recently, I have been told that in India “secularism” means “openness to all religions”). But there is no doubt that the relationship between secularism and religions – punctuated by tensions, contentions, hybridizations – is full of ambiguities. The aim of these lectures is to contribute to a better (and badly needed) understanding of these issues.
December 5 - III: Fake News? An Old New Story
The third lecture will approach a much debated contemporary phenomenon – Fake News – in a long-term perspective. To what extent are some disturbing features of the world we inhabit the outcome of a long, tortuous, unpredictable trajectory?
An exercise in estrangement.