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Title: Hoeveel onttovering verdraagt de mens?
Subtitle: Over Hans Jonas' Die Macht des Heiligen: eine alternative zur Geschichte der Entzauberung
Author(s): VAN DER WULP, Dirk
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 82    Issue: 4   Date: 2020   
Pages: 727-752
DOI: 10.2143/TVF.82.4.3289184

Abstract :
This article contains a summary and philosophical evaluation of Die Macht des Heiligen, a recent book by Hans Joas, a German sociologist. In this book Joas attacks the well-known Weberian notion of the disenchantment of the world and tries to present a better alternative to understand modern Western society. He therefore uses the concept of self-sacralization. My thesis in this article is however that the notion of disenchantment still has value in our understanding of the modern world.

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