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Laicit

By Cidney Dutton Laïcité, the French term for the separation of church and state, is a relatively new concept for a country whose history is far longer than America’s. Although passed only a century ago, the law of secularism was incorporated into the First Article of the Constitution of the French Fifth Republic. Some might...

31 August 2004 Daily Links

“The funniest philosopher of all time”? Scott McLemee, at The Chronicle of Higher Education, reviews The Humor of Kierkegaard: An Anthology (Princeton University Press). Thomas C. Oden, a theologian who introduces the collection, argues that Kierkegaard’s humor “emerges from the realization of the infinite gap between even the loftiest ideals and most solemn efforts on the one hand and...