Philosophy of Religion

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Philosophy of religion (PPT)
Background assumptions in philosophy of religion (DOC) (PDF)

Arguments concerning God’s existence

Handouts

Arguments for design (DOC) (PDF)
Arguments from design (DOC) (PDF)
Cosmological argument (DOC) (PDF)
Explaining the universe (DOC) (PDF)
James and Freud on religious experience (DOC) (PDF)
Miracles: definitions (DOC) (PDF)
The role and significance of miracles (DOC) (PDF)
Scepticism about miracles (DOC) (PDF)
Ontological argument (DOC) (PDF)
The problem of evil and the free will defence (DOC) (PDF)
The problem of evil: three responses (DOC) (PDF)
Religious experience (DOC) (PDF)

Powerpoints

Arguments for design (PPT)
Arguments from design (PPT)
Cosmological argument (PPT)
Explaining the universe (PPT)
James and Freud on religious experience (PPT)
Miracles (PPT)
Ontological argument (PPT)
The problem of evil (PPT)

Body and soul

Handouts

Aristotle on the soul and life after death (DOC) (PDF)
Body and soul (DOC) (PDF)
Descartes’ dualism (DOC) (PDF)
Descartes and the intermingling thesis (DOC) (PDF)
Dualism (DOC) (PDF)
Personal identity (DOC) (PDF)
Resurrection of the body (DOC) (PDF)

Powerpoints

Body and soul (PPT)
Descartes’ dualism (PPT)
Dualism (PPT)
Personal identity (PPT)
Resurrection of the body (PPT)

Religious faith and language

Handouts

Aquinas on religious language (DOC) (PDF)
Ethical and religious language compared (DOC) (PDF)
Noncognitivism in religious faith and language (DOC) (PDF)
Religion as a form of life (DOC) (PDF)
Religious language (DOC) (PDF)
Religious language and verificationism (DOC) (PDF)

Powerpoints

Ethical and religious language compared (PPT)
Faith and reason (PPT)
Knowing God through Feeling (PPT)
Noncognitivism in religious faith and language (PPT)
Pascal’s wager (PPT)
Religious belief (PPT)
Religious point of view as seeing-as (PPT)
Religious beliefs, religious attitudes (PPT)
Religious language (PPT)

The concept of God

Handouts

Aristotle on God (DOC) (PDF)
The idea of God (DOC) (PDF)
Are the divine attributes coherent? (DOC) (PDF)
Omnipotence (DOC) (PDF)
Plato’s cave (DOC) (PDF)
Plato on the Form of the Good (DOC) (PDF)
Plato’s theory of forms (DOC) (PDF)
Origins of God: psychological and social explanations (DOC) (PDF)
Origins of God: experience and explanation (DOC) (PDF)
Euthyphro dilemma (DOC) (PDF)
God and morality (DOC) (PDF)

Powerpoints

The idea of God (PPT)
Are the divine attributes coherent? (PPT)
Are the divine attributes coherent II? (PPT)
Omnipotence (PPT)
God and free will (PPT)
The origin of God (PPT)
God and morality (PPT)