TITLE

Philosophy of religion, fictionalism, and religious diversity

AUTHOR(S)
Harrison, Victoria S.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion;Dec2010, Vol. 68 Issue 1-3, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Until recently philosophy of religion has been almost exclusively focused upon the analysis of western religious ideas. The central concern of the discipline has been the concept 'God', as that concept has been understood within Judaeo-Christianity. However, this narrow remit threatens to render philosophy of religion irrelevant today. To avoid this philosophy of religion should become a genuinely multicultural discipline. But how, if at all, can philosophy of religion rise to this challenge? The paper considers fictionalism about religious discourse as a possible methodological standpoint from which to practice a tradition-neutral form of philosophy of religion. However, after examining some of the problems incurred by fictionalism, the paper concludes that fictionalism and religious diversity are uneasy bedfellows; which implies that fictionalism is unlikely to be the best theory to shape the practice of philosophy of religion in a multicultural context.
ACCESSION #
55561325

 

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