There is a school of thought among modernist and post-modernist thinkers that views knowledge and reality as a function of power. It began with Hegel’s idea of the master-slave dialectic. According to this theory, the masters are defined by their opposition to the slaves. There are many ways this opposition could be defined (moral, cultural
Some authors, such as Mayanthi Fernando, believe that there are two types of secularism: classical and new. I am mainly concerned with how these authors define the former. They say that it is “non-interventionist” or, at least, they contrast it with the latter which is “interventionist”. This is a view that I completely disagree with.