2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog 
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2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 052 PZ -Philosophy of Religion

Institution: Pitzer

Description: The philosophy of religion is concerned with philosophical reflection on a broad range of questions concerning religious belief. The nature of religious belief is quite varied across cultures. In Western theism belief in God and a belief in personal immortality are two central religious beliefs. So philosophy of religion in the West is largely concerned with explicating and clarifying the concept of God and life after death, as well as considering the alleged reasons for supposing God exists or that there is life after death. However, in other traditions belief in reincarnation and karma are central beliefs and so questions regarding the nature, meaning and justification of the concepts of reincarnation and karma are important for an Eastern philosophy of religion. In this course, we will examine similar philosophical questions from Western and Eastern religious traditions as well as African, Native American and a variety of other world religions.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

Note(s): RLST Majors: PRT

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