Asad: Thinking about Religion, Belief, and Politics
Posted by NT Wrong on November 23, 2008
In October 2008, Talal Asad delivered one of the 2008 Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul at the University of California Berkeley. The lecture series commenced in 1928, and has included lectures by Oliver Sacks, Thomas S. Kuhn, Aldous Huxley, and Paul Tillich, and, latterly, Bart Ehrman.
“Thinking about Religion, Belief, and Politics”
“Professor Asad will discuss the attempts by anthropologists and others to define religion, the shifting place of “belief” in that endeavor, and some of its implications for politics. He’ll stress the need to extend the study of the senses (rather than beliefs) in the formation of religious and secular attitudes.”
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