|11||Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion||Buchak||MWF 11-12||105 North Gate|
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? What is the relationship between religious belief and scientific knowledge? How should a just God punish us for our moral wrongdoing? What is forgiveness, and what does it mean to say that God forgives? Finally, is morality based on God’s commands? The course material will be arranged topically, rather than historically, and will be divided into four sections: arguments for and against the existence of God, epistemology, metaphysics, and morality.