This course explores issues in the philosophy of religion, with special reference to The Brothers Karamazov. Major themes include: the existence and nature of God, religious language, religious experience, faith and reason, the problem of evil, religion and morality, and afterlife beliefs. Readings include Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and selections from theologians and philosophers of religion.
Students will be able to describe, analyse, and critically evaluate various significant issues in the philosophy of religion. See the course syllabus on p. 4-6 for the listing of issues and readings within which these issues will be contextualized. Students will also be able to appreciate the significance of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov in drawing these issues into question and provocatively exploring them.