Research and Publications for Douglas Allen
As can be seen from my Curriculum Vitae, my major areas of research specialization are Phenomenology (especially Phenomenology of Religion); Eastern Philosophy and Religion (especially Hinduism and Buddhism), Mircea Eliade; Mahatma Gandhi, Marxism and Political Philosophy (especially Karl Marx); and Comparative East-West Philosophy and Religion.
In recent years, most of my publications have been in two areas: first, phenomenology of religion, in general, and the phenomenology of Mircea Eliade, in particular; second, various peace and justice topics, in general, and the philosophy of Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, in particular.
In recent years, I have completed edited books, Comparative Philosophy and Religion in Times of Terror (2006) and The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi for the Twenty-First Century (2008). Recent publications include “Encounters with Mircea Eliade,” in Encounters with Mircea Eliade, ed. by Mihaela Gilgor and Mac Linscott Ricketts (Cluj Napoca: Editura Casa Cartii de Stiinta, 2005), pp. 11-23; “Phenomenology of Religion,” in The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, ed. by John Hinnells (London: Routledge, 2005), pp. 182-207; “Major Contributions of Philosophical Phenomenology and Hermeneutics to the Study of Religion” and “Responses,” in How to Do Comparative Religion: Three Ways, Many Goals (Berlin: DeGruyter, 2005), pp. 5-28 and 49-56; “Mircea Eliade and Platonism,” in Revue Roumaine de Philosophie 49, Nos. 1-2 (Bucharest, 2005): 69-90; “Mahatma Gandhi After 9/11: Terrorism and Violence,” in Comparative Philosophy and Religion in Times of Terror, ed. by Douglas Allen (Lantham, Md.: Lexington, 2006), pp. 19-39; “Mahatma Gandhi on Violence and Peace Education,” Philosophy East and West 57 (2007): 290-310; “Edmund Husserl” and “Phenomenology of Religion,” in The Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed. (New York: Macmillan, 2008); “Fight Violence in the System,” Swagat (Jan. 2008); “Asian Philosophy, Influence of (on American Philosophy),” in American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia, ed. by John Lachs and Robert Talisse (Routledge, 2008); “Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophy of Violence, Nonviolence, and Education,” in The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi for the Twenty-First Century, ed. by Douglas Allen (Lantham, Md.: Lexington, 2008), pp. 33-62; “Prologue: Encounter with Mircea Eliade and His Legacy for the Twenty-First Century,” Religion (Dec. 2008; special Eliade Centennial issue co-edited with Michel Gardaz).
In 2011, I authored two books: Mahatma Gandhi and Mit si Religie la Mircea Eliade. Recent publications with a Gandhi focus include “Hind Swaraj: Hermeneutical Questions of Interpretation, Mythic Construction, and Contemporary Relevance,” Journal of Contemporary Thought (2009); “Peacebuilding in the 21st Century: Gandhian Perspectives,” in Winning the Peace: A Quest, ed. Zeenat S. Ali (2010); “Religion and Violence in the Contemporary World: Is religion more of the problem or the solution?” in Patterns in Philosophy and Sociology of Religions, ed. by Mihaela Gligor and Sherry Sabbarwal (2011); “Gandhi and Socialism,” International Journal of Gandhi Studies (2012); and “Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophy of Nonviolence, Peace, and Civilizational Harmony,” GITAM Journal of Gandhian Studies (2012).