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A feminist philosophy of religion : the rationality and myths of religious belief

Author: Pamela Sue Anderson
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1998.
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A feminist framework on the philosophy of religion, bringing together traditional analytic philosophy of religion, Contintental philosophy, and secular feminist theory. It provides an introduction to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Sue Anderson
ISBN: 0631193820 9780631193821 0631193839 9780631193838
OCLC Number: 782246693
Description: XVI, 287 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Introduction: Background Matters: 1. Reason, Belief, and What is Excluded. 2. Sex/Gender and Reason. 3. Contemporary Philosophy of Religion. 4. Thinking from the Lives and Beliefs of Others. 5. Anticipating Configurations and Refigurations. Part II: Epistemological Frameworks of Belief: 1. The Rationality of Religious Belief: Reason in 'Crisis'. 6. The So-Called Crisis of Rationality. 7. Religious Belief, Experience, and Epistemetic Duty. 8. The Empiricist Privileging of Formal Rationality. 9. Epistemological Frameworks of Belief. 10. Questioning the Neutrality of Rationality. 11. Refiguring Rationality. 12. A Critique of Reason. 2. Feminists and the Rationality of Belief - I: Strong Objectivity. 13. Rationality and Epistemological Frameworks. 14. Accounts of Objectivity. 15. Objectivity as Too Weak. 16. Strong Objectivity. 17. The Subject of Feminist Standpoint Epistemology. 18. What is Still Lacking for Feminist Belief. 19. A Critical Coda. 3. Feminists and the Rationality of Belief - II: Female Desire. 20. New Content for Belief. 21. Desire and the Rational Subject. 22. Sexually Specific Discourse and the Numinous. 23. Post-Patriarchal Philosophy and Religion. 24. On the Buried Maternal. 25. A Feminist Modification of Rational Belief. Part III: Refigurations of Belief: 4. Myth, Mimesis, and Religious Belief. 26. Reason, Embodiment and Belief. 27. Rethinking Myth. 28. Defining Mimesis. 29. Sexual Identity in Religion. 30. Mimetic Refigurations. 31. A Regulative Ideal: Reason and Desire. 5. Figuring the Rationality of Religious Belief: Belief, Action, and Devotion. 32. Figuring Belief: Reinventing Ourselves as Other. 33. Rational Passion and Female Desire: Yearning. 34. Reading Beliefs in Myths of Dissent. 35. Marginality and Dissent: Antigone and Mirabai. 36. Dominant Configurations of Religious Devotion. 37. Rationality of Belief Mimed. 38. Preliminary Conclusion: Yearning Assessed. Part IV: Conclusion: 6. Final Critical Matters. 39. Reason and the Philosophical Imaginary. 40. Enlightenment Rationality and Patriarchy. 41. Reason's 'Crisis' and the Female Symbolic. 42. Belief and the Existence of a Personal Deity. 43. The Problem of a Universal Assumption: Patriarchy. 34. Death and Woman: Destructive and Creative. Summary. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Pamela Sue Anderson.

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