Philosophy of Religion

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Philosophy of Religion

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Philosophy, Religion

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    This course develops the introductory material on philosophy of religion from the freshman years. Its focus is the philosophy of religion of Aquinas. He is treated as an exemplar of classical theism whose approach is amenable to analytic philosophical analysis. Topics include whether he is classifiable as a philosopher of religion, his account of faith and reason, his positive arguments for God's existence, the problem of evil, the problem of naturalism, perfect?being theology, God's nature, including simplicity, existence, eternity, omnipotence, omniscience and omnibenevolence. In the process Aquinas's work is brought into engagement with Kant, Hume, Darwin, Wittgenstein, Quine, Russell and a range of contemporary philosophers of religion.

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