PHIL 001G. Introduction to Philosophy: Rationality and Religious Belief
This course provides a cross-cultural introduction to some of the central questions and arguments in the philosophy of religion, covering both classical and contemporary authors, western and non-western traditions, and theistic and non-theistic perspectives. In particular, it centers on the following questions: Is religious belief rational? Is God necessary for morality? How do we account for the existence of evil and suffering? Is the "self" an illusion? Can there be reasonable religious disagreement? In contemplating these questions, students will have the opportunity to reexamine their own views and assumptions about religion in dialogue with great thinkers from diverse cultural and historical backgrounds.
Spring 2023. Picascia.
Spring 2024. Picascia.
Spring 2025. Picascia.
Catalog chapter: Philosophy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/philosophy
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