PHI1002 : Philosophy and Religion (Inactive)
PHI1002 : Philosophy and Religion (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Dr Miriam Baldwin
- Lecturer: Dr Lorenzo Chiesa
- Owning School: School X
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
Pre Requisite Comment
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
To introduce students to themes and perspectives in philosophy and theology.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module examines questions such as: Do aspects of ‘secular’ society contain traces of religion? If God does not exist can we have something like a ‘divine’ or ‘sacred’ experience? Does religion provide us with a different kind of knowledge to ‘pure’ rationality? These questions may be addressed with relation to thinkers from the ancient world, the Middle Ages, and contemporary Europe. Central themes include:
• The death of God and the death of the subject
• The end of metaphysics
• The relation between faith and reason.
• Proofs for God’s existence
• The language we use to describe God, with particular reference to negative or apophatic theology.
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
The aim of this module is to introduce students to new ways of thinking about God and religion in contemporary society through engaging with philosophical texts from a variety of different periods. At the end of this module students will have developed:
• A broad based knowledge and understanding of some of the key texts in European thought from a variety of periods and traditions
• Knowledge of key shifts in European philosophical/theological thought, including elements from ancient thought, the Middle Ages, and the present day.
• An awareness of diverse accounts of what words such as ‘god’ might mean
• A greater awareness of the difficulty of having a ‘purely secular’ society
Intended Skill Outcomes
Through lectures, seminar discussions and independent research students will acquire and develop the following skills:
• Critical hermeneutical engagement with philosophical texts
• The ability to apply historical ideas to contemporary issues
• Assessment of philosophical arguments
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||Essay preparation and completion|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Structured Guided Learning||Structured research and reading activities||20||1:00||20:00||Specific research or reading activities developed and directed by academic staff|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||20||1:00||20:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||100:00||100:00||Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching and assessment|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide students with broad introductions to various texts/thinkers/themes, while seminars provide the opportunity for closer textual engagement and discussions with lecturers/tutors and fellow students.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||A||50||2000 word essay|
|Essay||2||A||50||2000 word essay|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Essays are based on the material covered in each semester and provide students with the opportunity to further research topics of interest. The essays test the ability to think creatively, self-critically and independently. This assessment method also gauges students’ ability to move between generalisation and appropriately detailed discussion, to cite relevant texts and interpret them adequately, to discover examples in support of or to challenge a position, and to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant considerations.
Past Exam Papers
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