Enlightened Racism? asks Peter Harrison

ISCAST fellow Peter Harrison comments on the danger of assuming that a return to Enlightenment values is the solution to some of the global turmoil. An excerpt: “We should be wary of calls to revisit an imagined Enlightenment in which the values of science, reason, progress, and secularity hold sway. At worst, these very things were implicated in some of the social ills now confronting the world; at best, they could happily co-exist with visions of humanity that we now regard as deplorable. More ambitiously, we need to continue to seek ways of bridging the gap between our remarkable scientific and technological accomplishments and the underexploited wisdom that is embedded within “mythical” world views.”

See the article here at ABC Religion and Ethics.