2017: Torgersen Hall 1040
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:25-2:15pm
Instructor: Ted Parent
Cell: (919) 260-4897
Office: Maj. Williams Hall
Office Hours: TBA
(* indicates optional reading):
L. Pojman & M. Rea
(Eds.), The Philosophy of Religion, 5th
on pessimism about arguments
of primary sources for Week 1
D.T. Suzuki, "Ch. 4: Illogical Zen"
from Introduction to Zen Buddhism
*B. Sheiman, An Atheist
*Selections from Sutta Pitaka
*J.D. Salinger, "Teddy"
Wittgenstein, "Lecture on Religious Belief"
Michael Martin, "Critique of Fideism"
*Dougherty & Tweedt, "Religious
*Monton, "God, Fine-Tuning, and the
Problem of Old Evidence"
John Worrall, "Science Discredits
*Christine Overall, "Miracles are
Evidence Against the Existence of God"
*Chief Si'ahl, Speech
More Vicious than Rape"
*T. Mulgan, "What
if God is Just Not That Into You?"
*Marylin McCord Adams, "Horrendous
Evil and the Goodness of God"
karma and rebirth
8: What Good is Religion? (excerpts)" from When
Bad Things Happen to Good People
*Sharon Street, "If Everything Happens
for a Reason, then We Don't Know What Reasons Are"
Janine Marie Idziak, "Divine Commands
are the Foundation of Morality"
*Interview with Owen Flanagan (excerpts)
*Ruth Chang's TED talk on "Hard
Lois Hope Walker, "Religion gives
Meaning to Life"
*Kahane, "If There is a Hole, It
is Not God-Shaped"
Nietzsche, selections from
R. Solomon (Ed.), Existentialism.
additional selections from Nietzsche
HERE is a Handout on
the Design Argument.
Handout on writing
List of argument
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