Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 134, SECTION 001)
Instructor: Christian Loew. This course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:45AM.
Philosophy of religion explores the central themes and concepts involved in religious practices. In this class, we will look at some of the grand issues that religion addresses, like the ultimate origin and purpose of the universe (and us), morality, suffering and evil, and death. We will investigate whether these are real issues and how satisfyingly religion addresses them. Besides those issues the class focuses particularly on proofs for the existence of God (Cosmological, Teleological, Ontological) and the relationship between religion and science. The class has a particular emphasis on using issues in the philosophy of religion for highlighting and introducing general metaphysical concepts like modality, probability and causation.
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