La Secolarità o Europa

Marco Bruni


The author asserts the identity between Europe and secularization. Secularization not only as a process of unchristianizing and laicization, but especially in the meaning of term given by Karl Löwith, or as immanentizing of eschaton. In this sense the roots of Europe are certainly christian, but their results are anti-christian: “Secularity or Europe” as the title of the essay means. In fact the secularization coincides with the technological self-affirmation of the modern man (Blumenberg). Today, however, the technical means seem able to emancipate from their human creator (Severino), inaugurating a scenery that oscillates between heaven of the technique and planetary destruction.


Secularization; Crisis; Modernity; New Gnosticism; Technology

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