This module takes as its starting point the philosophical debate concerning the existence and nature of God. It will also consider the interplay between reason, science and religion. The most common arguments for the existence of God, namely, the cosmological, ontological and teleological arguments will be identified and outlined with a view to assessing their validity.The module also examines current philosophical thinking on secular belief systems.
This is a 5 ECTS module: 2.5 ECTS are allocated to the Philosophy of Religion component of the module, and 2.5 ECTS are allocated to Secular Belief Systems.
- — Brian Davies, Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford: OUP).
- — Martin Henry, On Not Understanding God (Dublin: Columba Press, 1997).