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What is the subaltern of the comparative philosophy of religion?

Bilimoria, Purushottama 2003, What is the subaltern of the comparative philosophy of religion?, Philosophy east and west, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 340-366.

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Title What is the subaltern of the comparative philosophy of religion?
Author(s) Bilimoria, Purushottama
Journal name Philosophy east and west
Volume number 53
Issue number 3
Start page 340
End page 366
Publisher University of Hawaii Press, Journals Department
Place of publication Honolulu, T.H.
Publication date 2003-07
ISSN 0031-8221
1529-1898
Keyword(s) Religion -- Philosophy
Summary It is claimed that Comparative Philosophy of Religion (CPR) mistakenly builds on the dogmas of comparative religion (or history of religions) and philosophy of religion. Thus, the belief that there are things common and therefore comparable between two or more traditions and that these objects of comparison are of philosophical or theological significance are questions that continue to trouble the field. Just what does one compare, how does one choose what to compare or why, through what methodological and epistemic tools, and who is it that carries out the tasks? But what has remained unasked and unanalyzed are the larger meta-questions concerning the motivation, civilizational presuppositions, cultural parochialism, or legacies of orientalism, modernity, and (post-)colonialism that together affect the boundedness of certain key categories and thematic issues in the comparative enterprise such as God or the Transcendent, Creation, the Problem of Evil, the Afterlife, Sin, Redemption, Purpose, and the End. Is difference with respect to alterity and altarity permissible? If so, what a postcolonial, differently gendered, cross-cultural critique would look like and what is left of CPR are two such questions explored here.
Language eng
Field of Research 220316 Philosophy of Specific Cultures (incl Comparative Philosophy)
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2003, University of Hawaii Press
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