Philosophy of Religion I | Dominican University College

Philosophy of Religion I

Modernity has become highly critical of its own projects and heritages as the question of the inter-religious encounters become central to many socio-political agendas. Western academic discourse on the concept of religion might be haunted by Christian ghosts, be seen as part of a socio-political discipline project or question the progressive secularization of society and the return of the sacred/re-enchantment of the world. Using a historical and pragmatic approach within the limits of ethics, students will familiarize themselves with the concept of religion, through different perspectives. They will explore its meaning through the political, social and philosophical discourse/interpretations of renowned philosophers such as Greisch, Habermas, Kant and Aquinas and critically analyze the structure of religion as a specific field of philosophical investigation. The primary approach to teaching in this course will be lecture based but will include group discussions in class. The evaluation will be based on periodic exams and participation in discussions.

Credits: 
3
Language: 
English
Faculty: 
Philosophy
Professor: 
Semester: 
Fall
Time: 
Wednesday, 8:30-11:20 a.m.
Room Number: 
219
Academic Year: 
2018-19
Level: 
Undergraduate
Course Code: 
DPHY 2760
Program: 
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Philosophy and in Theology
Bachelor of Arts, major in Philosophy & minor in Theology
Bachelor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Certificate in Philosophy