Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion

The essays in this volume take up the history of philosophy of religion and contemporary problems within the discipline. They pursue these tasks as opportunities to correct Eurocentric biases that distort knowledge not only of religions originating beyond the West, but of the West’s own traditions....

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Bilimoria, Purushottama (Editor), Irvine, Andrew B. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2009, 2009
Edition:1st ed. 2009
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The State of Philosophy of Religion and Postcoloniality
  • Surveying the Scene
  • What Is the “Subaltern” of the Philosophy of Religion?
  • Philosophy of Religion as Border Control: Globalization and the Decolonization of the “Love of Wisdom” (philosophia)
  • The Third Eye and Two Ways of (Un)knowing: Gnosis, Alternative Modernities, and Postcolonial Futures
  • “India”
  • Mispredicated Identity and Postcolonial Discourse
  • On the Death of the Pilgrim: The Postcolonial Hermeneutics of Jarava Lal Mehta
  • Western Idealism Through Indian Eyes: A Cittamatra Reading of Berkeley, Kant and Schopenhauer
  • An Approximate Difference: Proximity and Oppression in the West's Encounter with Sikhism
  • Max Müller and Textual Management: A Postcolonial Perspective
  • Auto-immunity in the Study of Religion(s): Ontotheology, Historicism and the Theorization of Indic Phenomena
  • “America”
  • The Meaning and Function of Religion in an Imperial World
  • Cultural Participation and Postcoloniality: A U.S. Case Study
  • Imperial Somatics and Genealogies of Religion: How We Never Became Secular
  • De-colonial Jewish Thought and the Americas
  • Enduring Enchantment: Secularism and the Epistemic Privileges of Modernity
  • Uneasy Intersections
  • “Uneasy Intersections”: Postcolonialism, Feminism, and the Study of Religions
  • Postcolonial Discontent with Postmodern Philosophy of Religion
  • Afterword: Religion and Philosophy between the Modern and Postmodern