PHIL 2530

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What must (or could) God be like, and what reasons do we have for thinking that a being of that sort actually exists? What difference would (or could) the existence of God make to our lives? Religion & Reason examines the idea, shared by several major world religions, that God must be an absolutely perfect being. What attributes must a perfect being have: must it have a mind, be a person, care for human beings? Is the concept of a perfect being coherent? Is the existence of a perfect being compatible with the presence of evil in the world, the existence of human freedom, the nature of the world as modern science understands it? Does what is morally right and wrong depend in any important way on the nature or will of a perfect being? Is a perfect being among the things that actually inhabit our universe? The course approaches these questions with the tools and methods of philosophical reason and through readings drawn from both classic texts and contemporary philosophical discussion.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: RELST 2630

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16805PHIL 2530  LEC 001

  • 16806PHIL 2530  DIS 201

  • 16807PHIL 2530  DIS 202