Bilimoria, Purushottama

Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: The State of Philosophy of Religion and Postcoloniality
Andrew B. Irvine, Purushottama Bilimoria

I. Surveying the Scene

2. What Is the “Subaltern” of the Philosophy of Religion?
Purushottama Bilimoria

3. Philosophy of Religion as Border Control: Globalization and the Decolonization of the “Love of Wisdom” (philosophia)
Richard King

4. The Third Eye and Two Ways of (Un)knowing: Gnosis, Alternative Modernities, and Postcolonial Futures
Makarand Paranjape

II. “India”

5. Mispredicated Identity and Postcolonial Discourse
Bibhuti S. Yadav

6. On the Death of the Pilgrim: The Postcolonial Hermeneutics of Jarava Lal Mehta
Thomas B. Ellis

7. Western Idealism Through Indian Eyes: A Cittamatra Reading of Berkeley, Kant and Schopenhauer
Jay L. Garfield

8. An Approximate Difference: Proximity and Oppression in the West's Encounter with Sikhism
Navdeep Mandair

9. Max Müller and Textual Management: A Postcolonial Perspective
Sharada Sugirtharajah

10. Auto-immunity in the Study of Religion(s): Ontotheology, Historicism and the Theorization of Indic Phenomena
Arvind Mandair

III. “America”

11. The Meaning and Function of Religion in an Imperial World
Nelson Maldonado-Torres

12. Cultural Participation and Postcoloniality: A U.S. Case Study
Andrew B. Irvine

13. Imperial Somatics and Genealogies of Religion: How We Never Became Secular
Eduardo Mendieta

14. De-colonial Jewish Thought and the Americas
Santiago E. Slabodsky

15. Enduring Enchantment: Secularism and the Epistemic Privileges of Modernity
Walter D. Mignolo

IV. Uneasy Intersections

16. “Uneasy Intersections”: Postcolonialism, Feminism, and the Study of Religions
Grace Jantzen

17. Postcolonial Discontent with Postmodern Philosophy of Religion
Purushottama Bilimoria

18. Afterword: Religion and Philosophy between the Modern and Postmodern
Kenneth Surin

Keywords: Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Non-Western Philosophy, Religious Studies, History of Philosophy, Cultural Heritage, Regional and Cultural Studies

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