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Feminist Philosophy of Religion The Rationality and Myths of Religious Belief

ISBN-10: 0631193839
ISBN-13: 9780631193838
Edition: 1997
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Description: Anderson offers a critical analysis of the symbolic role of women and desire in traditional configurations of philosophical reason, turning to feminist epistemologies and refigurings of myth to gain new insights into rationality and belief.

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Book details

List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.63" wide x 8.62" long x 0.74" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Anderson offers a critical analysis of the symbolic role of women and desire in traditional configurations of philosophical reason, turning to feminist epistemologies and refigurings of myth to gain new insights into rationality and belief.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Background Matters
Reason, Belief, and What is Excluded
Sex/Gender and Reason
Contemporary Philosophy of Religion
Thinking from the Lives and Beliefs of Others
Anticipating Configurations and Refigurations
Epistemological Frameworks of Belief
The Rationality of Religious Belief: Reason in 'Crisis'
The So-Called Crisis of Rationality
Religious Belief, Experience, and Epistemetic Duty
The Empiricist Privileging of Formal Rationality
Epistemological Frameworks of Belief
Questioning the Neutrality of Rationality
Refiguring Rationality
A Critique of Reason
Feminists and the Rationality of Belief
Strong Objectivity
Rationality and Epistemological Frameworks
Accounts of Objectivity
Objectivity as Too Weak
Strong Objectivity
The Subject of Feminist Standpoint Epistemology
What is Still Lacking for Feminist Belief
A Critical Coda
Feminists and the Rationality of Belief
Female Desire
New Content for Belief
Desire and the Rational Subject
Sexually Specific Discourse and the Numinous
Post-Patriarchal Philosophy and Religion
On the Buried Maternal
A Feminist Modification of Rational Belief
Refigurations of Belief
Myth, Mimesis, and Religious Belief
Reason, Embodiment and Belief
Rethinking Myth
Defining Mimesis
Sexual Identity in Religion
Mimetic Refigurations
A Regulative Ideal: Reason and Desire
Figuring the Rationality of Religious Belief: Belief, Action, and Devotion
Figuring Belief: Reinventing Ourselves as Other
Rational Passion and Female Desire: Yearning
Reading Beliefs in Myths of Dissent
Marginality and Dissent: Antigone and Mirabai
Dominant Configurations of Religious Devotion
Rationality of Belief Mimed
Preliminary Conclusion: Yearning Assessed
Conclusion
Final Critical Matters
Reason and the Philosophical Imaginary
Enlightenment Rationality and Patriarchy
Reason's 'Crisis' and the Female Symbolic
Belief and the Existence of a Personal Deity
The Problem of a Universal Assumption: Patriarchy
Death and Woman: Destructive and Creative
Summary
Bibliography
Index

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