|Clyde Ebenreck : Philosophy|
Thinking about Religion
One area of philosophy that seems to startle some people is the philosophy of religion. There are religious figures such Martin Luther who thought that philosophy and religion were diametrically opposed. There are philosophical figures such as A.J. Ayer who thought that philosophy could show that religion was nonsense.
This course challenges both of those claims. In contrast to Luther it claims that philosophical insight can help clarify religious questions. In contrast to Ayer it argues that religion has successfully withstood the challenges of philosophical atheism.
The course is offered every semester in both standard and on-line forms. I normally teach the on-line version.
For Spring 2007 there will be two sections of the course: 2235 (on campus) and 9145 (on line)