What is "religion"? Is spirituality distinct from religion, and is either important for human flourishing or morality? Are there any good reasons for believing in God? Is there a conflict between faith and reason, or between religion and science? This course examines these and many other philosophical issues concerning religion and spirituality, including the nature of religious language, of religious experience, and the problem of religious pluralism. While this course considers central arguments for and against theism - a central tenet of Abrahamic religions - it addresses religion in all its variety and is relevant and open to all, with or without religious faith.

Course Notes

PHIL 117 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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