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Секуларизација као инструмент социјалне контроле
Secularization as an Instrument of Social Control

Author(s): Nemanja Đukić
Subject(s): Social Philosophy, Existentialism, Philosophy of Religion, Social Norms / Social Control, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci
Keywords: personality; secularization; identity; control; community;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper we start from the analysis of aesthetic, ethical and religious stages of existence as an experiential base necessary for the constitution of the aesthetic, ethical, and religious phases of personality. For example, secularization understood as a political-economic-ideological process of instrumental rationalization of the symbolic potential of the society, we showing how modern society as the development of liberalism like rational totalitarianism make deification dogmatic instrumental reason which produces the identity suspension personality. Secularization is the deregulation of the religious stage of existence, thus annulling the religious as the highest and most specific layer of personality. In this way modern society identity suspension personality opens a blank identity space where a person now exists solely identity as a discursive construct the power system. Abolishing personality, contemporary instrumental and rational society abolishes the very possibility of authentic social existence, because it was abolished by communities as a prerequisite to social life in general and is social.

  • Issue Year: 3/2013
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 155-176
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian