In this course we will subject the concept of ┐God┐ to philosophical analysis, examining both historical and contemporary work. Among the topics we will cover: arguments for theism and atheism; the objections raised to them, and replies to these objections; the divine attributes┐omnipotence, omniscience, benevolence, perfection, simplicity, and so on┐and the puzzles arising from them; the problems of reconciling God and His attributes with the existence of evils, or with our free will, or with scientific explanations; the problem of understanding the causal relationship between God and the world; the nature of miracles; and the question whether believe in God without evidence may be rational. In short, we will examine whether it┐s possible to develop a coherent and satisfying concept of ┐God.┐
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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