College of Humanities and Social Sciences

PHIL 313: Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 313-001: Philosophy of Religion
(Spring 2017)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Robinson A247

Section Information for Spring 2017

Can be used to fulfill the requirement for a course in Continental Philosophy for the Philosophy major.

A discussion of some of the essential features that belong to a religious orientation towards reality. We will emphasize the ideas of sacred transcendence, the symbolic and poetic nature of religious discourse, and specifically religious practice, along with a consideration of some of the principle contemporary challenges to the meaning and truth of religious claims.



Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of classical appeals to philosophy in support of belief in god's existence (Philo, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes); the fideism of Hume and the metaphysical agnosticism of Kant; the concept of religious experience in the philosophies of Hegel, Schleiermacher, and Kierkegaard; and the problem of religious language in contemporary empirical philosophy. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits of philosophy, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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