Postmetaphysical Thinking and the Philosophy of Religion

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Kenneth G MacKendrick Department of Religion, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba 331 Fletcher Argue Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V5 Canada

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This essay focuses on Chapter Six, “Are Religions Out of Touch with Reality?” of Kevin Schilbrack’s Philosophy and the Study of Religion: A Manifesto. Two objections are discussed: the rehabilitation of metaphysics and the concept “unmediated experience.” Throughout, Jürgen Habermas’s postmetaphysical communicative theoretic is drawn upon to field reasonable alternatives to Schilbrack’s proposals.

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