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Introducing the philosophy of religion


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In this unit, you will consider the meanings of the key terms ‘God’ and ‘religion’; identify some key questions in the philosophy of religion; think about the difference between philosophical and non-philosophical questions about religion; and look at the often-discussed question of whether argument and evidence are even possible when we are thinking about religion. Then we will note the variety of possible ways of arguing for or against God’s existence; distinguish three different arguments; and describe and assess one of them in more detail.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Exploring philosophy (A222) [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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