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Burley, Mikel 1972-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 92 publications in 2 languages and 3,881 library holdings
Genres: Comparative studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL51, 210
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mikel Burley
Language, ethics and animal life : Wittgenstein and beyond by Mikel Burley( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New research into human and animal consciousness, a heightened awareness of the methods and consequences of intensive farming, and modern concerns about animal welfare and ecology are among the factors that have made our relationship to animals an area of burning interest in contemporary philosophy. Utilizing methods inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein, the contributors to this volume explore this area in a variety of ways. Topics discussed include: scientific vs. non-scientific ways of describing human and animal behaviour; the ethics of eating particular animal species; human nature, emotions, and instinctive reactions; responses of wonder towards the natural world; the moral relevance of literature; the concept of dignity; and the question whether non-human animals can use language. This book will be of great value to anyone interested in philosophical and interdisciplinary issues concerning language, ethics and humanity's relation to animals and the natural world"--Provided by publisher
Rebirth and the stream of life : a philosophical study of reincarnation, karma and ethics by Mikel Burley( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rebirth and the Stream of Life explores the diversity as well as the ethical and religious significance of rebirth beliefs, focusing especially on Hindu and Buddhist traditions but also discussing indigenous religions and ancient Greek thought. Utilizing resources from religious studies, anthropology and theology, an expanded conception of philosophy of religion is exemplified, which takes seriously lived experience rather than treating religious beliefs in isolation from their place in believers' lives. Drawing upon his expertise in interdisciplinary working and Wittgenstein-influenced approaches, Mikel Burley examines several interrelated phenomena, including purported past-life memories, the relationship between metaphysics and ethics, efforts to 'demythologize' rebirth, and moral critiques of the doctrine of karma. This range of topics, with rebirth as a unifying theme, makes the book of value to anyone interested in philosophy, the study of religions, and what it means to believe that we undergo multiple lives"--
Contemplating Religious Forms of Life by Mikel Burley( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) made profound contributions to many areas of philosophy and cultural understanding, and his thought and methods have inspired numerous inquirers into the forms of our religious life. D.Z. Phillips (1934-2006) pioneered the application of Wittgenstein-influenced approaches to the philosophy of religion, and emphasized the contemplative, non-dogmatic nature of the philosophical task. In Contemplating Religious Forms of Life, Mikel Burley elucidates and critically examines the work of these two philosophers in relation to various aspects of religion, including rit
Classical sāmkhya and yoga : an Indian metaphysics of experience by Mikel Burley( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a thorough examination of Samkhya and Yoga. Placing particular emphasis on the metaphysical schema which underlies both systems, the author develops a new interpretation of these systems and exposes the weaknesses of standard views. He shows how Samkhya-Yoga metaphysics can be most coherently understood when regarded as an analysis of experience. Drawing upon existing sources and using insights from both Eastern and Western philosophy and religious practice, this comprehensive interpretation is respectful to the underlying spiritual purpose of the Indian systems, whilst illuminating the relation between the theoretical and practical dimensions of Samkhya and Yoga. The book fills a gap in current scholarship and will be of interest to those concerned with Indology, especially Indian philosophies and their similarities and differences with other traditions."--Jacket
Wittgenstein, religion, and ethics : new perspectives from philosophy and theology( )

11 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ludwig Wittgenstein was an outstanding 20th-century philosopher whose influence has reverberated throughout not only philosophy but also numerous other areas of inquiry, including theology and the study of religions. Exemplifying how Wittgenstein's thought can be engaged with both sympathetically and critically, Wittgenstein, Religion and Ethics pushes forward our thinking about religion and ethics and their place in the modern world."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Contemplating religious forms of life : Wittgenstein and D.Z. Phillips by Mikel Burley( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) made profound contributions to many areas of philosophy and cultural understanding, and his thought and methods have inspired numerous inquirers into the forms of our religious life. D.Z. Phillips (1934-2006) pioneered the application of Wittgenstein-influenced approaches to the philosophy of religion, and emphasized the contemplative, non-dogmatic nature of the philosophical task. In Contemplating Religious Forms of Life , Mikel Burley elucidates and critically examines the work of these two philosophers in relation to various aspects of religion
A radical pluralist philosophy of religion : cross-cultural, multireligious, interdisciplinary by Mikel Burley( Book )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a unique introduction to studying the philosophy of religion, drawing on a wide range of cultures and literary sources in an approach that is both methodologically innovative and expansive in its cross-cultural and multi-religious scope. Employing his expertise in interdisciplinary and Wittgenstein-influenced methods, Mikel Burley draws on works of ethnography and narrative fiction, including Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman, to critically engage with existing approaches to the philosophy of religion and advocate a radical, pluralist approach. Breaking away from the standard fixation on a narrow construal of theism, topics discussed include conceptions of compassion in Buddhist ethics, cannibalism in mortuary rituals, divine possession and animal sacrifice in Hindu Goddess worship and animism in indigenous traditions. Original and engaging, Burley's synthesis of philosophical, anthropological and literary elements expands and diversifies the philosophy of religion, providing an essential introduction for anyone interested in studying the radical plurality of forms that religion takes in human life."--
Haṭha-Yoga : its context, theory, and practice by Mikel Burley( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Sa m Đkhya and Yoga : an Indian metaphysics of experience by Mikel Burley( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Sa m £khya and Yoga : an Indian metaphysics of experience by Mikel Burley( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hatha Yoga : Einheit von Körper, Geist und Seele by Mikel Burley( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HatĐha-Yoga : its context, theory, and practice by Mikel Burley( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eternal life and the finality of death : a philosophical investigation by Mikel Burley( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health yoga : its context, theory and practice by Mikel Burley( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thickening description: towards an expanded conception of philosophy of religion by Mikel Burley( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious Pluralisms: From Homogenization to Radicality by Mikel Burley( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eternal Life as an Exclusively Present Possession: Perspectives from Theology and the Philosophy of Time by Mikel Burley( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dislocating the Eschaton? Appraising Realized Eschatology by Mikel Burley( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious Diversity and Conceptual Schemes: Critically Appraising Internalist Pluralism by Mikel Burley( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding time for God : an examination of God's relation to time through the metaphysics of the incarnation by Emily Grace Paul( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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