PHIL 262 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Summer 2020, Section 201
Instruction Mode: Section 201 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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According to a 2012 Pew Report on the Global Religious Landscape, about 84% (or about 5 out of every 6) of the global population is religiously affiliated (according to self reports). The practice of religion is an important influence on many people’s beliefs, priorities, and behaviors. The religious and non-religious alike inhabit the same world, countries, neighborhoods and households, so it is important that, whatever our affiliation, we consider the role of religion(s) in different domains and that we are well-equipped to reason about it.

To this end, this course will consider the relationship between different philosophical topics and religion, including the relationship between religious commitments and enquiry into the nature of reality, the formation and evaluation of beliefs, and political decision-making. This will involve asking questions like: What are the different sources of belief in God(s) and how should we evaluate them? Is the existence of evil compatible with the existence of (a) perfect God(s)? How should we respond to disagreements about public policy driven by religious differences?


PHIL 262 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
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