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Draws on indigenous African political thought in order to construct a political philosophy that will resist and restrain necropolitics and promote human flourishing in Africa.
Shows how Engaged Buddhists can expand their understanding of the causes of collective suffering and develop nonviolent means for social transformation through a dialectic of love, power, and justice.
Offers an innovative analysis of gates—as architectural components, visual images, and mental constructs—in early Chinese thought and material culture.
A history of the world’s mystical traditions.
Offers a new, interreligious approach to questions of mission and conversion, grounded in a close study of the Chinmaya Mission, Ramakrishna Mission and other movements associated with the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedānta.
Draws on Guo Xiang's commentary on the Zhuangzi to construct an account of freedom that is both metaphysical and political.
Challenges readers to use utopian thinking and practice to counter the conditions of the present and create an alternative future.
Uses the intellectual encounter between Islam and modernity to explore the nature of culture, civilization, religion, and tradition.
A groundbreaking study of jinn doppelgangers and the problem of evil in Akbarian Sufism.
Explores the cultural dynamics of this ancient form of Sanskrit theater.
Illuminates the cross-border migration and settlement of Catholics from Canada to northern New York.
Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
Argues that ancient yantra (robot) tales reveal how their Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain authors thought about the nature of humanity and our role in a cosmos filled with divine and natural forces.
Illuminating new essays on Fichte's 1804 Wissenschaftslehre, or The Science of Knowing.
Situates yoga practice within a musical context in the life and work of famed violinist Yehudi Menuhin
Illuminating study of the ideas and influences of a near-forgotten American philosopher.
Argues for a revolutionary political theology that can be used to combat racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.
Argues that, to make progress within environmental ethics, philosophers must explicitly engage in environmental metaphysics.
Looks at how different religious traditions (Christian, Buddhist, neopagan, and animist) have attempted to resacralize the earth and provide new values that include the more-than-human world.
A literary and historical investigation into an ancient Indian religious thinker, tracing his rise in importance in the Hindu tradition.
A comparative study of wonder in South Asian religions.
Argues that friendship is the gift of a world that is not one's own and that transforms one's world in unforseeable ways.
Aims to let silence disclose itself by cultivating attunements with silences’ happening.
Calls into question the traditional polarity of theism and atheism.
Presents Tantra from an ethnographic vantage point, through a series of case studies grounded in diverse settings across contemporary Asia.
Combines phenomenology with the "enactivist" approach to consciousness theory and recent emotion research to explore the way self-motivated action plans shape selective attention, exploration, and ultimately the mind's interpretation of reality - in philosophy, psychology, cultural awareness, and our personal lives.
A comprehensive introduction to the life and thought of one of the Islamic intellectual tradition’s most original and profound authors.
Offers a unique perspective on the study of religion revolutionized by contemporary continental thinking.
Investigates, through a critical exploration of Derrida's political thought, the foundations of modern secular discourse in relation to issues of race and colonialism.
Argues that Daoism and dandyism, linked by likeminded philosophies of “carefree wandering,” deconstruct the puritanism and political correctness sought by Confucianism, Victorianism, and contemporary neoliberal culture.
Argues that self and selflessness are aspects of the same insoluble problem at the very heart of modernity.
Develops and defends a philosophical account of meaning, purpose, and value in human life and experience that is naturalistic without being reductionistic or scientistic.
A clear translation and helpful explanations illuminate this ancient classic of self-cultivation for a modern audience.
Reevaluates Western and Chinese philosophical traditions to question the boundaries of entrenched conceptual frameworks.
Examines the intersections between forgetting and remembering in classical Chinese civilization.
A critical reflection on the limitations of Carl Schmitt's political theology, reconsidered in light of the current crisis of the liberal democratic order.
Explores the feminist spiritual and emotional politics of literary and cultural works by Black Caribbean women.
A philosophical investigation of the concept of interiority, presenting readers with its unmined aspects and senses.
Details the textual and performative history of the South Asian festival of Indra and its role in the development of classical Hinduism.
A new interpretation of Schelling's 1809 treatise on freedom, demonstrating how the work is an answer to the problem of ground.
Spearheads a new field for the combined study of religion and music, drawing upon theories and methods of the social sciences, ethnomusicology, philosophy, theology, liturgical studies, and cognitive studies.
This book addresses contemporary surveillance practices and examines technical communicators' roles in carrying them out.
Offers a variety of pedagogical and theoretical essays designed to assist professors in introducing undergraduate students to Buddhism in China, Korea, and Japan.
Reveals how the persona of India's most famous emperor was constantly reinvented in ancient times to suit a variety of social visions, political agendas, and moral purposes.
A complete translation and analysis of "All Things Flow into Form" (Fan wu liu xing), a recently discovered manuscript from the Warring States period (481–221 BCE).
Endorses the pursuit of paradigm shifts in our understandings of faith, truth, and nature to remedy the "underside" of modernity and thus to inaugurate a post-modern (but not anti-modern) and post-secular (but not anti-secular) view of the world.
The definitive philosophical exploration of the work of pioneering filmmaker Terrence Malick.
An ecopsychological, ecospiritual exploration of humankind's relationship with the rest of nature.
Original reading of Heidegger suggesting what his project could mean for building an ethical way of life now and in the future.
Offers a process philosophical approach to mysticism and mystical religious experience.
Addresses the question of China's rise and what it portends for the future.
Presents the most important portrayals of the Daoist master Yang Zhu throughout Chinese history, from the Warring States period until today.
Offers alternative approaches to the study of colonial and postcolonial Korean Buddhism, suggesting new directions for scholarship.
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
A richly scholarly yet accessible and imaginative account of society in the time of the Buddha.
Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.
A comprehensive treatment of the shared traditions of Chan, Sŏn, and Zen in dynamic interaction across East Asia, acknowledging the changing and growing parameters of the field of Zen studies.
Essays providing a multi-disciplinary look at Derrick Bell's thesis of racial realism.
Argues that Giambattista Vico's early modern account of Roman mythology was a sophisticated attempt to present an epistemological and political critique of the aristocratic way of conceiving the world.
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
Rejects Hindu nationalism and pluralist secularism in favor of a revitalized politics of Indian federalism.
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Drawing on a range of sources in philosophy and literature, but with particular reference to the work of Heidegger, makes a compelling case for the importance of place in philosophical discourse.
Explores the basic forms of responsibility that we willingly assume and the collaborative fulfillment that we find in each.
Examines the place of history in the political thought of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the key architects of modern Hindu nationalism.
Analyzes how White American mainline Protestants used the internal musical controversies of the turn-of-the-millennium Worship Wars to negotiate their shifting position within the nation's diversifying religious and sociopolitical ecosystems.
Aims to construct an economic philosophy from indigenous African thought.
Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
Presents a novel interpretation of Schelling's philosophy by way of his reading and critique of Spinoza.
Traces the Trump administration's surprising support for LGBTI human rights abroad to Trump's indifference and the cynicism and political interests of Christian conservative elites.
Explores how concepts of sex in heaven can inform Christian sexual ethics in ways that challenge traditional norms and open new possibilities.
Analyzes the relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas since 2007, a period of time that has been marked by the parties' continual failure to end political disagreements and formulate a common national vision.
An up-to-date examination of the work of one of the most inventive thinkers in the study of religion.
Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.
Offers an immanent critique of Levinas’s core philosophical proposals by reference to his allegedly eurocentric statements.
Argues that the path to the good life does not consist in working toward some abstract concept of the good, but rather by ameliorating the problems of the practices and institutions that make up our practical life.
The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.
Documents how the premodern techniques of narrating the past in South Asia were deeply transformed by colonial modernity, resulting in newer forms of truth-telling within the Sikh community.
Explores distinctions between the sacred and the secular in a variety of religious traditions, and proposes ways in which their relationship can be mutually beneficial.
Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.
Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.
A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.
Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā’ al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.
Explores the rich diversity of narratives, rituals, and participants connected with one of the most important celebrations for Hindus in South Asia and in the diaspora.
Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.
Nine masterful essays on Dante’s Divine Comedy and his political theology by one of today’s leading Italian philosophers.
An original reading of Blanchot's thought with far-reaching philosophical and literary implications.
The first book-length examination of the prominent contemporary philosopher William Desmond's approach to aesthetics, art, and literature.
An introduction to ancient Chinese ideas on how to live a good life.
Explores how a folk ballad in southern India transforms the landscape and embeds the deities that are its subject within the social worlds of their devotees.
The ancient concept of spontaneous self-causation (ziran) from Daoism opens a path to understanding human action as self-organizing, attention as effortless, and art as somatic.
A unique, firsthand account of working with a spiritual master in the midst of "ordinary" life.
Develops a creative and provocative new model of God that brings together insights from both process theology and ground-of-being theology.
Explores key questions about translations and translators of South Asian Buddhist texts, past and present.
A cross-case analysis of fifteen faith communities striving to care for the earth and live more sustainably.
Offers the Islamic concept of ummah as an alternative to the nation-state.
An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.
Examines the key role of a hagiographer within a charismatic religious movement.
Examines representations of religion in Mexican film from the Golden Age to the early twenty-first century.