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PHIL 6615 Rationality and Religious Commitment (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

An examination of cutting edge work in contemporary analytic philosophy of religion, organized around foundational questions about the nature, rationality, and value of religious faith. What is faith? Is faith adequately characterized as believing something without sufficient evidence? To what extent is faith compatible with doubt? Can faith be positively related to skepticism? How is faith related to belief, acceptance, trust, hope, and love? Can it be rational to have faith? If so, under what conditions? Can a deeper understanding of faith open up new ways of thinking about the relations between faith and reason or science and religion?

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Daniel McKaughan

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17