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Inscribing The General Theory Of Secularization And Its Basic Patterns In The Architectural Space/Time Of The City: From Presecular To Postsecular?

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In this chapter, the author makes some tentative references to spirituality as an expression of the postsecular, a notion which is not only difficult to pin down but not all that amenable to spatial representation. He also underlines some of the less obvious genealogies implied in the main body of the argument. Discussing the nature of the 'General Theory', the author suggests how it may be inscribed in the space/time of the city, and beyond that to bring out some less obvious genealogies of the secular and of what one has to call the dialectic of sacred and secular. Another implicit genealogy is realized in the architecture of the long eighteenth century, and in the secularization of Nature associated with Newton, later completed for biological nature by Darwin. Another genealogy can be located in the tradition of Enlightened Autocracy, not just in its imperial manifestations but in modern 'Enlightened' Dictatorships.

Keywords: 'General Theory' of secularization; Enlightened Autocracy; secularizationof Nature; space/time of the city



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