What is classical theism? Interview with Dr Roy Jackson at the University of Gloucestershire..
A group of our new first-year students were asked to give a presentation on one philosopher talking in the film The Examined Life. This group chose Peter Singer, and produced a film of their own!
Another submitted question:
Do you find Dawkins argument less convincing than Tinker and other contemporary philosophers because he is essentially a fundamentalist atheist? (The Edexcel textbook references this article: http://matthiasmedia.com/briefing/2006/10/dawkinss-dilemmas/)
How could one criticise Tinker’s critique of Dawkins?
A teacher wrote:
“We were discussing the classical idea of God as immutable and impassible – one of my students asked how Aquinas squared these attributes with scriptural testimony to His being moved to pity (by Hannah’s request for a child for instance) and interacting with the world”
Staff from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at University of Gloucestershire talking about Philosophy of Religion..
FEEL FREE TO VISIT/JOIN OUR COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP.. – Current and past students talking about Philosophy,Religion, Ethics, Religious Education and more.. (and the odd cat picture..)
Rudolf Otto was a highly influential figure in the history of Religious Studies, but whether that influence was for good or not is a debatable issue. His ideas about the sui generis nature of the religious experience and of an irreductible numinous or sacred foreshadow the work of scholars such as Eliade, but proved highly divisive for scholars and practitioners alike.
In this interview with Jonathan, Robert Orsi talks us through who Otto was, and why his ideas proved controversial. They then discuss whether scholars should still be paying attention to Otto – do his ideas still matter today?
Dr William Large answers a (stupid) question from me: Why bother studying Plato’s Forms?
Dr William Large on the ideas of appearance and reality in Plato. He discusses the metaphor of the cave in Plato, and what it means…