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ATS2870

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Graham Oppy

Notes

Previously coded PHL2670

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