Kevin W. Gray, is a political philosopher and Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. His doctoral research focused on the difficulties of using systems theory in critical theory, and the implications posed by this problem for Habermas’s philosophy. His past research has been published in PhaenEx, Philosophia, the Journal of the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Dialogue, amongst other places. His current research and teaching focuses on theories of the public sphere and civil society (particularly in the Middle East), critical theory, existentialism, philosophy of law and western Marxism.
Discussion focuses upon the history of the 'postsecular', potential definitions, disciplinary and geographical differences, and ultimately suggests that ‘postsecularity’ is effectively dressing up ‘secularity’ in obfuscating clothing.In his 2011 Presidential Address to the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in Milwaukee,