Faculty of Arts

PHIL 743

Philosophy of Religion 2

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for PHIL 743.


The course will focus on the epistemology of religious beliefs and especially on the debate between "evidentialism" and a moderate version of "fideism" in the style of William James: can it be permissible to commit to the truth of religious claims by a "leap of faith" or must all the beliefs on which we act – including religious ones – be adequately supported by evidence? Consideration will also be given to the role of religious experience in supporting religious belief and to the claim of "Reformed Epistemology" that foundational religious beliefs may be "properly basic".

Availability 2012

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Professor John Bishop


PHIL 743: 15.0 points

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