PHIL 480 - Philosophy of Religion
Winter 2014, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One introduction to Philosophy.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This is an advanced course on philosophical issues that arise in connection with religious belief and practice, especially those associated with monotheism. These issues include: the existence of God, the problem of evil, the rationality of religious belief, the compatibility of human freedom with divine foreknowledge, the possibility and nature of an afterlife, and the relationship between science and religion. We will make use of the tools of analytic philosophy, and not take for granted the authority of any religious text or tradition.

Course Requirements:

One short essay (2-3 pp), two medium-length essays (5-6 pp), one longer essay (8-10 pp).

Intended Audience:

Advanced philosophy students. One previous philosophy course is required; more than one is strongly recommended.

Class Format:

Two 1.5-hour small-classroom meetings per week, incorporating both lecture and classroom discussion.


PHIL 480 - Philosophy of Religion
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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