Reason and Revelation: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion|
Spring 2012 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural and Critical Theory|
With the dawning of the Age of Reason, Western societies began to witness the gradual erosion--or in some cases, the violent upheaval--of nearly every traditional source of religious and political authority. Events like the Protestant and English Reformations, the invention of the printing press, the emergence of modern science, and the revolutions in France, America, and Haiti prompted the opening of a profound rift between the claims of reason and the claims of revelation. This course will examine some major texts that evaluate the claims of religion in the light of philosophy, or vice versa, to navigate the modern distinction between the sacred and the secular.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Selections from Thomas Acquinas
Descartes, Rene, MEDITATIONS
Kant, Immanuel, RELIGION WITHIN THE LIMITS OF REASON ALONE
Schleiermacher, Friedrich, ON RELIGION
Hegel, G. W. F., LECTURES ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Kierkegaard, Soren, THE PHILOSOPHICAL FRAGMENTS
Nietzsche, Friedrich, ON THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS
Freud, Sigmund, TOTEM AND TABOO
Irigaray, Luce, SEXES AND GENEALOGIES
Nancy, Jean-Luc, THE EXPERIENCE OF FREEDOM
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Full attendance and participation, several short response papers, and three critical papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Method & Theory" OR "Historical Traditions" requirement for Religion majors.
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