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PHL2670

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Graham Oppy

Synopsis

This unit will concentrate on assessment of the claim that the world was created by one or more deities. Traditional arguments for and against the existence of deities-such as ontological arguments, cosmological arguments, design arguments, moral arguments, arguments from miracles, arguments from revelation, arguments from scripture, arguments from religious experience, arguments from evil, Pascal's wager, arguments from the incompatibility of divine attributes, arguments from the will to believe, and so on-will be considered.

Assessment

Written work: 60% (2500 words)
Exam: 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Religion and theology
Philosophy

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/philosophy/ugrad/units/phl2670.php