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ATS3870

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPhilosophy
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor Graham Oppy

Notes

Previously coded PHL3670

Synopsis

This unit treates three topics in philosophy of religion. First, it consider the epistemology of religious belief, focussing on different views concerning the proper relationship of evidence to religious belief (as in the views of Clifford, James, Plantinga, and others). Second, it looks at the divine attributes, and the philosophical accounts that can be given of, for example, omnipotence, omniscience, simplicity, and eternity. Third, it examines religious pluralism, and the range of responses that can be made to diverse views about the achievement of salvation.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Two hours (one 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial) per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus: no timetabled contact hours

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