PHIL 089 001 – FYS: Proofs of the Existence of God

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Instructor: Doug MacLean. This course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in Caldwell 208.

We will examine some attempts to prove the existence of God. Our aim is to articulate and understand some of the underlying philosophical issues that are raised by attempts to prove the existence or the non-existence of God. We will also be examining some related questions, including: What are these proofs supposed to accomplish? Who is the intended audience? Is it reasonable to believe in God even if one cannot prove God’s existence? Is there a necessary conflict between science and faith? Is God’s existence necessary for morality?

Douglas MacLean’s webpage