his chapter seeks to bring attention to the secular and its relationship with human rights. This relationship will also shed light on the particular characteristics of human rights as a dominant ethics. Through the works of Arendt, Asad, and Milbank, this chapter seeks to formulate the secularist presuppositions of human rights in order to present a differing critique of human rights. In acknowledging secular intolerance, this chapter suggests a much more nuanced view of the modern notion of empathy in its relationship to contemporary law and politics. Finally, this chapter addresses how Arendt, Asad, and Milbank develop a different relationship to the secular and its place vis-à-vis religion in an effort to reposition the question concerning the nature of secularism and its place within modernity.
|Title of host publication||Mapping the Legal Boundaries of Belonging|
|Subtitle of host publication||Religion and Multiculturalism from Israel to Canada|
|State||Published - 2014|