PHIL/RELI 134/126.001 – Reason, Faith, and God: Philosophy of Western Religion
Instructor: Z Quanbeck. This course meets MTWRF 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. via synchronous remote instruction.
This course examines classic questions in the philosophy of western religion. Topics we will discuss include:
- Philosophical conceptions of God and religion
- Arguments for and against the existence of God
- The problem of evil (whether/how evil and suffering are compatible with the existence of an all-good, all-powerful God)
- The nature and rationality of religious faith
- The relationship between religion, ethics, and politics
- The philosophical significance of religious liturgies and practices
This will be a synchronous, primarily discussion-based course. Completing daily readings and actively participating in class discussion is expected.