PHIL 267 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion • 5 Cr.

Description

Studies philosophical issues affecting the understanding of religion. Students assess the rationality of religious beliefs, miracles, and the existence of God.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Formulate, clarify, and evaluate arguments.
  • Recognize and use basic philosophic vocabulary (e.g., “omniscience,” “Natural Law Theory,” “agnosticism”).
  • Explain and evaluate classic arguments for and against the existence of God.
  • Analyze relevant philosophic concepts such as immortality, Nirvana, or Brahman.
  • Identify, distinguish, and explain the different schools of thought in Philosophy of Religion (e.g., natural theology, natural atheology, agnosticism, pragmatism).
  • Explain how the philosophers studied in class affect and are affected by their historical era and culture.