Understanding secularism

Christophe Miqueu, Pascal Gros

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How to understand secularism almost 150 years after the invention of the term? Why did this neologism contribute to instilling a democratic dynamic in the concrete implementation of the republican ideal in France, in particular through school? How can going back to the foundations of this political and social project make it possible both to understand a complex concept and to envisage its deployment today, by reinscribing the social question at the heart of the Republic? In the period we are living through, secularism gives the illusion, through the omnipresence of the term and despite multiple uses, of being a common reference. As if it sufficed to state the word to imagine that it is immediately understood. However, even if the concept has structured our mode of political organization for a long time, the fact remains that apart from a vague intuition which guarantees its value, it is far from always being understood.
The author

Christophe Miqueu, agrégé and doctor of philosophy, member of the SPH laboratory (EA 4574), he conducts research in particular on citizenship, secularism and the republican school. He is notably the author of Spinoza, Locke and the idea of ​​citizenship. A republican generation at the dawn of the Enlightenment (Classiques Garnier, 2012). Pascal Gros is a cartoonist, mainly for the newspaper Marianne. He is the author of How to miss his vacation with Tignous (Éditions du Chêne, 2015) and Hell is other people's children (Éditions du Chêne, 2016).

128 pages | ISBN: 9782315008155