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Disability and the Love of Wisdom

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Author(s): Yong, Amos

Journal: Ars Disputandi: The Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion
ISSN 1566-5399

Volume: 9;
Start page: 54;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: disability | theodicy | epistemology | death | afterlife

ABSTRACT
This essay interrogates traditional approaches to philosophy of religion from a disability perspective, rethinking issues in theodicy, epistemology, and questions of death/afterlife commonly treated in traditional philosophy of religion texts. When applied to topics in the philosophy of religion, disability perspectives require revision of the questions that have been formulated and reconsideration of solutions that have been proposed. I argue that when the human experience of disability is injected into this conversation, one of the results is a ‘performative philosophy of religion’ whereby philosophical reflection does not exclude the speculative moment, but becomes an activity that shapes human dispositions, activities, and political life.
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