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PHIL0232

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion
In the first part of this course we will focus on philosophical reflections on the existence of God, the relation between religion and morality, the existence of evil, arguments for and against religious belief, and religious experience. We will read texts by Pascal, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, William James, and Freud. In the second part we will focus on the place of religion in society, considering what it means to live in a secular society, the relation between secularism and modernity, and the resulting modern forms of religious experience and practice. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW PHL
Equivalent Courses:
RELI0232

Sections

Spring 2015

PHIL0232A-S15 Lecture

Fall 2012

PHIL0232A-F12 Lecture (Spackman)

Fall 2010

PHIL0232A-F10 Lecture (Spackman)

Spring 2007

PHIL0232A-S07 Lecture (Spackman)

Spring 2005

PHIL0232A-S05 Lecture (Flynn)