Can philosophers limit what mystics can do? A critique of Steven Katz

Religious Studies 25 (1):53-60 (1989)

Some philosophers such as Ninian Smart have claimed that mystics from different religious traditions may sometimes have the same experience , while nevertheless giving different and tradition-bound descriptive reports of that experience. In two important essays, Steven Katz has challenged such a claim. Mystics from different religious traditions do not have the same experience
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/s0034412500019715
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 48,926
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Concepts, Mystics and Post-Kantians.F. C. White - 1993 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 71 (3):305 – 315.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Do Mystics Perceive Themselves?: JAMES R. HORNE.James R. Horne - 1977 - Religious Studies 13 (3):327-333.
Reply to J. Gordon Campbell: Donald Evans.Donald Evans - 1973 - Religious Studies 9 (4):469-472.
A Study of Mysticism and its Forms of Expression.Deirdre Green - 1983 - Dissertation, University of Stirling (United Kingdom)
Interpretation and Mystical Experience.Ninian Smart - 1965 - Religious Studies 1 (1):75 - 87.
Jewish Philosophers.Steven T. Katz - 1978 - Bloch Publishing Co.
Mysticism and Ethics in Western Mystical Traditions.Steven T. Katz - 1992 - Religious Studies 28 (3):407 - 423.
Ethics and Mysticism in Eastern Mystical Traditions.Steven T. Katz - 1992 - Religious Studies 28 (2):253 - 267.
Mysticism and Religious Traditions.Steven T. Katz - 1985 - Religious Studies 21 (3):417-419.


Added to PP index

Total views
27 ( #354,946 of 2,310,133 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #352,701 of 2,310,133 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes

Sign in to use this feature