|11||Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion||Buchak||MWF 1-2||2 LeConte|
This course addresses basic questions in the philosophy of religion, primarily from the Western philosophical tradition. For example, does God exist? Should we believe in God? Are there such things as souls, and if so, how do they interact with the physical body? How should a just God punish us for our moral wrongdoing? Is morality based on God’s commands? The course will deal primarily with contemporary readings, and material will be arranged topically, rather than historically. The course is divided into four sections: arguments for and against the existence of God, epistemology, metaphysics, and morality.
Previously taught: SP09.