20th century perspectives on religious language

20th century perspectives on religious language    (Philosophy of Religion 6) What is logical positivism? Which British philosopher is most associated with this idea? What is an analytic statement? Give an example. What is a synthetic statement? Give an example. What does the verification principle claim? What does the verification principle claim about religious language,… Read More 20th century perspectives on religious language

Arguments for the existence of God based on observation

Arguments based on observation                   (Philosophy of Religion 2a) In the teleological argument, what does teleological mean? In the cosmological argument, what does cosmological mean? What a posteriori knowledge? What is a priori knowledge? What is natural theology? How does a study of natural theology link to knowledge… Read More Arguments for the existence of God based on observation

Death and the Afterlife

Death and the Afterlife      (Developments in Christian Thought 1b) What is the difference between reincarnation and resurrection? What is the difference between disembodied existence and resurrection? In what ways is heaven described? How is hell described? What is purgatory? What does ‘purged’ mean? Which group of Christians believe in the idea of purgatory?… Read More Death and the Afterlife

Soul, mind and body

Soul, mind and body  (Philosophy of Religion 1b)  In philosophy of mind, what is monism? In philosophy of mind, what is dualism? In philosophy of mind, what is substance dualism? Which philosopher is most connected with substance dualism? Outline Descartes’ conceivability argument? Outline Descartes’ divisibility argument? How does Descartes explain the relationship between mind and… Read More Soul, mind and body