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PH355K: CLASSIC TEXTS IN PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Many religious questions and topics have often been central to philosophical reflection in the long philosophical tradition of the West that reaches from Ancient Greece to the present day.  By way of common close extended reading and analysis of one or more classic texts from this tradition of Philosophy of Religion, this course invites students to delve more deeply into the way religious questions have been approached  by important philosophical thinkers as wider ranging as Plato, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and Plantinga.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Prof Philip Ziegler

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 3

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Many religious questions and topics have often been central to philosophical reflection in the long philosophical tradition of the West that reaches from Ancient Greece to the present day.  By way of common close extended reading and analysis of one or more classic texts from this tradition of Philosophy of Religion, this course invites students to delve more deeply into the way religious questions have been approached philosophically by important formative thinkers.  Classic texts to be consider may include notable works by Plato and Aristotle, Boethius, Augustine, Aquinas, Rousseau, Lessing, Hume, Kant, Leibnitz, Locke, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Feuerbach and Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Swinburne, Plantinga, Caputo, and other important contemporary philosophers working in the field.  


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • 1500-word expository essay (30%)
  • 2500-word research essay (60%)
  • Seminar participation (10%)

Resit

  • 4000-word research essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Feedback will be given by course instructors in the form of personal conversation with students in seminar, detailed written comments on all submitted written work.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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