Monday, May 5, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Final Exams

Our final exam time is Monday, May 5 at 1-3. Please be here at one to give us a preview, or the complete version, of your final paper: what arguments are you discussing, what's your verdict on the arguments, who makes the better case, etc?

Final exam writing project is due by Wednesday at noon by Turnitin. MAKE IT VERY CLEAR ON YOUR ASSIGNMENT IF YOU ARE, OR HOPE TO BE, A GRADUATING SENIOR.

Course evaluations are to be done here: 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Wednesday we shall discuss Craig's response to SA in chapter 5.

Recall that you'll need to read and evaluate chapter 3 and 6, the response to the responses, independently.

Final paper assignment, again

Final paper:

Due at time of final exam, which is Monday, May 5 at 1-3 PM. Please come prepared to briefly present your paper to the class.

Due by Turnitin also. (No Turnitin = no grade).

Present and explain at least two of the main arguments from Craig and Sinnott-Armstrong and their responses to each other's arguments. THESE MAIN ARGUMENTS SHOULD ALL BE DIFFERENT ARGUMENTS: SO, TWO ARGUMENTS FROM ONE THINKER AND TWO DIFFERENT ARGUMENTS FROM THE OTHER THINKER. NO ARGUMENT SHOULD BE THE SAME. (So, e.g., present and explain at least two of Craig's main arguments and Sinnott-Armstrong's response to those exact arguments, and vice versa). Explain who makes a better case for his overal conclusion(s) and why.

Your paper should have a clear and straightforward introduction.
It should have clearly marked sections.
It should have a proper conclusion, that summarizes what you did in the paper.
It should be written, as Pryor says, for an audience who knows nothing about these topics.

Your paper should conform to all the guidance on writing, and writing philosophy, you've been given in this course.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Reading for Monday with our guest speaker on Islam:

Questions from Dr. King to prepare answers for:
1) What do Muslims believe?
2) What does Islam say about poverty and social justice?
3) Are there any divisions in Islam
Question from Dr. Nobis:
4) Should *you* be a Muslim? Why or why not?

Final exam schedule: 

For Friday, we will continue with the Craig-Sinnott-Armstrong book.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Change of plans for this Wednesday:
Roundtable Discussion:23 April 2014 @ 11:00, Merrill Seminar Room.

“What is the relationship between science and religion?” 

Panel Participants: 

Lycurgus L. Muldrow, PhD., Director of Sponsored Research and Integrative Activities, Division of Science and Mathematics, Morehouse College. 
Nathan Nobis, PhD., Department of Philosophy and Religion, Morehouse College. 
Harold Bennett, PhD., Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Morehouse College. 
Duane Jackson, PhD., Department of Psychology, Morehouse College. 
And Dr. Troy Story, presiding. Our panelists will make reference to the following links, provided by Dr. Muldrow. 

Episode 1: 
Episode 2: 
Episode 3: 
Episode 4: 
Episode 5: 
Episode 6:

Friday we will return to the God? book, chapter 4: we will skip chapter 3 (Craig's response to Sinnott-Armstrong) and skip chapter 6 (Sinnott-Armstrong's response to Craig's) and leave that for you to read and evaluate on your own. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wednesday: Ch. 1 of the God debate book.
Today we started this video: