Secular Dilemmas

9 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2011

See all articles by Lorenzo Zucca

Lorenzo Zucca

King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

Date Written: November 10, 2011


In this short paper, I disentangle 5 different ways in which we can conceptualize dilemmas in our secular age. These dilemmas range from theoretical to practical and are the following: the cosmic, the epistemic, the democratic, the integration and the neutrality dilemmas. I attempt to give an illustration for each one of these dilemmas and I attempt to explain that each one of them has to do with a different understanding of secularism.

Keywords: secularism, dilemmas, neutrality, democracy, cosmic, religion, law, politics, epistemology, constitutions, society

Suggested Citation

Zucca, Lorenzo, Secular Dilemmas (November 10, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

Lorenzo Zucca (Contact Author)

King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law ( email )

Somerset House East Wing
London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Register to save articles to
your library


Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics