Monthly Archives: June 2013

Critical Questions Series 3: Category Formation and “Eastern” Traditions

By Nicole Goulet This is the second instalment of the Critical Questions Series 3. The first post by Steven Ramey can be found here. Question: The varieties of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto, along with the “Indigenous traditions” of … Continue reading

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Should We Be Talking to Our Data? A Response to Tenzan Eaghll’s “Brief Letter to Richard Dawkins Regarding ‘Religion’”

By Philip L. Tite In a recent blog, Tenzan Eaghll challenged Richard Dawkins to approach religion with the theoretical insights offered by many in method & theory circles in our discipline, specifically with an eye toward continental philosophy. For Eaghll, … Continue reading

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“I Like When They Stay Standing Up”: Embodied Ethics, Part 1

 by Donovan Schaefer Embodied ethics is a heading to explore case studies in which the traditional liberal view of ethics as a set of choices made by rational, autonomous agents seems to be blurred or disrupted.  Furthermore, embodied ethics may … Continue reading

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“Sacred” and “the Sacred”: False Cognates

by Craig Martin “Sacred” is an adjective; “the Sacred” is a noun.  In The Ideology of Religious Studies, Tim Fitzgerald discusses the adjectival use: If by ‘sacred’ we mean those things, ideas, places, people, stories, procedures and principles that empirical groups … Continue reading

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