Philosophy of Religion

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Philosophy of Religion

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Philosophy, Religion

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course description:This course will discuss one of the principle problems of the philosophy of religion, namely the relation of faith and reason. The relation of faith and reason has been a matter of controversy since the early Christian thinkers. In modernity, with a revised account of reason and rationality, the question became increasingly complex and the philosophical positions on this issue increaingly divergent. We will look at five philosophers from the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth/Twenty First Centuries: Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Levinas and Marion.

    Prerequisites: None

    Teaching and learning methods: The course is lecture-based, supplemented by tutorials.

    Methods of assessment and examination: Overall assessment is based on written examination. Written course work (essay) - if required - is added to the evaluation

    Core text:
    A detailed Reading List will be given out at the beginning of class.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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