Does God exist? Do we have souls, as many Christians believe? How credible are non-theistic conceptions of the self? In this course we will critically examine different conceptions of God as well as various arguments for and against God's existence. We will also examine Western theistic conceptions of the self and evaluate competing non-theistic conceptions of personal identity.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse central ideas concerning God's nature and existence.
- Critically evaluate the arguments for and against God's existence.
- Examine different Western conceptions of the self and how they relate to God.
- Think about what they have learnt as it relates to the themes of the course.
2 x 2000 word essays (45% each) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Tutorial participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 11 hours of tutorials; and,
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsReadings will be placed on WATTLE.
B Garrett What is this thing called Metaphysics? (Routledge 2017 3rd ed), esp Chs 1 & 2.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3509||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||31 Mar 2020||29 May 2020||In Person||N/A|