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PPR351: Modern Religious and Atheistic Thought
Tutors: Gavin Hyman
The aim of this course is to examine and evaluate some of the most central issues in Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment Western religious and atheistic philosophical debates. The course will begin by looking the philosophy of G W F Hegel and its implications for subsequent religious and atheistic thought. It will then proceed to consider the thought of the post-Hegelian 'masters of suspicion': Feuerbach, Marx, Freud and Nietzsche. After this, it will look at ways in which religious and atheistic thought have been brought together, as manifested in various forms of 'Christian atheism.' Finally, it will consider postmodern critiques of modern atheism and the nature of the associated 'return of religion.'
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% examination.
Lecture (1.5 hours) and seminar (1 hour) weekly.
P. Avis Faith in the Fires of Criticism
M.J. Buckley At the Origins of Modern Atheism
G. Hyman A Short History of Atheism
M. Martin (ed) The Cambridge Companion to Atheism
G. Ward (ed) The Postmodern God
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