Reinhart Koselleck's Temporalization of History and the Problem of Secularization
In this paper, I'll be exploring the relationship of Reinhart Koselleck's notion of the temporalization of history and concepts to the problem of secularization in its political, philosophical, and historical dimensions. I'll want to consider the place of secularization in his work (including but not limited to his position vis a vis the famous Carl Schmitt contra Hans Blumenberg debate), but I'll also want to consider his grappling with the problem of secularization/temporality in the larger context of political debates at the time, particularly with respect to world order. So, overall I want to think about how Koselleck's work can inform our understanding of the stakes of 'secularization' in world politics.
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