Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion

Editors: Bilimoria, Purushottama, Irvine, Andrew B. (Eds.)

  • First collection of its kind, dedicated to giving the reader a deep and wide-ranging sense of current postcolonial approaches to philosophy of religion
  • Includes contributions by leading postcolonial scholars and younger thinkers, thereby introducing the reader to the field as it has been shaped thus far and as it is taking shape in the present
  • Final section clarifies intersections with feminist and postmodern philosophy of religion, enabling the reader to clearly grasp commonalties as well as distinctive features of postcolonial inquiry
  • Sections focused on India and the Americas give rich introductions to the broad impact of postcolonial inquiry in the rethinking of religions and of philosophy
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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, offering discussion of broad methodological issues, critical re-readings of influential Western interpreters of religion, and arguments that explore blindspots and insights typical of colonial difference when viewed through "non-Western" eyes.

The volume is aimed at advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scholars in philosophy, religion, and related fields. Readers will benefit from its broad coverage of regions, traditions and problems, and the balance of philosophical critique and reconstruction.

About the authors

Andrew B. Irvine is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee. His publications include articles on Latin American liberation theology, theology and neuroscience, and theology and political philosophy.

Purushottama Bilimoria is Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Studies at Deakin University in Australia and Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne; Visiting Professor at State University of New York (Stony Brook), and Columbia University. His areas of specialist research and publications cover classical Indian philosophy and comparative ethics; Continental thought; cross-cultural philosophy of religion, diaspora studies; bioethics, and personal law in India.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: The State of Philosophy of Religion and Postcoloniality

    Irvine, Andrew B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • What Is the “Subaltern” of the Philosophy of Religion?

    Bilimoria, Purushottama

    Pages 9-33

  • Philosophy of Religion as Border Control: Globalization and the Decolonization of the “Love of Wisdom” (philosophia)

    King, Richard

    Pages 35-53

  • The Third Eye and Two Ways of (Un)knowing: Gnosis, Alternative Modernities, and Postcolonial Futures

    Paranjape, Makarand

    Pages 55-67

  • Mispredicated Identity and Postcolonial Discourse

    Yadav, Bibhuti S.

    Pages 71-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion
Editors
  • Purushottama Bilimoria
  • Andrew B. Irvine
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2538-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2538-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2537-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9177-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 347
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