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Religious Studies

Readings in Phenomenology: Gadamer's ‘Truth and Method’, Session Six

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Monday, February 28, 2011 -
11:00 to 12:00
Location: 
OCHS Library
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Readings in Phenomenology: Gadamer's ‘Truth and Method’, Session Seven

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Monday, March 7, 2011 -
11:00 to 12:00
Location: 
OCHS Library
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Readings in Phenomenology Session 1

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2011 -
10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
OCHS Library
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Readings in Phenomenology Session 2

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2011 -
10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
OCHS Library
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Readings in Phenomenology Session 3

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2011 -
10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
OCHS Library
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Readings in Phenomenology Session 4

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2011 -
10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
OCHS Library
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Approaches to Religion 1: Phenomenology

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

This seminar will discuss the foundational ideas of the phenomenology of religion derived from Husserl, namely bracketing (the epoche), the reduction to essences, and the transcendental reduction. We will raise questions as to the viability of this approach.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Approaches to Religion 2: Sociology

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

In this seminar we will reflect on Sociology as a discourse inseparable from Modernity. We will discuss the key ideas of rationalisation (Weber) and reification (Lukacs, Honneth). We will also consider sociology in the Indian context (Madan). 

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Approaches to Religion 3: Politics

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

The third seminar will discuss the relation of religion to politics and the place of religion in the public sphere. We will look at the idea of the critique of religion as emancipatory critique (Nietzsche, Foucault), the exclusion of women from the symbolic order (Kristeva, Irigaray) and how this is articulated in India (Manushi). 

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

Approaches to Religion 4: Semiotics

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

Our last seminar will examine the importance of the philosophy of the sign in the study of religions. A key thinker here who we will look at is Bakhtin introduced to the West by Julia Kristeva.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin

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