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Postcolonial philosophy of religion

Author: Purusottama Bilimoria; Andrew B Irvine
Publisher: [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Humanities, Social Science and Law (Springer)
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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. This is the first collection of its kind. The contributions re-examine colonial experience in India and the Americas,  Read more...
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Postcolonial philosophy of religion.
[Dordrecht ; London] : Springer, ©2009
(DLC) 2009928841
(OCoLC)321018761
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Purusottama Bilimoria; Andrew B Irvine
ISBN: 9789048125388 9048125383
OCLC Number: 495479547
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 347 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Introduction: The State of Philosophy of Religion and Postcoloniality --
Part I: Surveying the Scene --
What Is the 8220;Subaltern8221; of the Philosophy of Religion? --
Philosophy of Religion as Border Control: Globalization and the Decolonization of the 8220;Love of Wisdom8221; (philosophia) --
The Third Eye and Two Ways of (Un)knowing: Gnosis, Alternative Modernities, and Postcolonial Futures --
Part II: 8220;India8221; --
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 West8217;s Encounter with Sikhism --
Max M252;ller and Textual Management: A Postcolonial Perspective --
Auto-immunity in the Study of Religion(s): Ontotheology, Historicism and the Theorization of Indic Phenomena --
Part III: 8220;America8221; --
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 --
Part IV: Uneasy Intersections --
8220;Uneasy Intersections8221;: Postcolonialism, Feminism, and the Study of Religions --
Postcolonial Discontent with Postmodern Philosophy of Religion --
Afterword: Religion and Philosophy between the Modern and Postmodern --
Index.
Series Title: Humanities, Social Science and Law (Springer)
Responsibility: Purushottama Bilimoria, Andrew B. Irvine, editors.
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