Philosophy 22 Philosophy of Religion
Due Monday April 24
Write on three of the following questions (each worth 83.3
points). Write on a fourth question for
extra credit (up to 50 points).
For information on how your essays will be graded, see the
“Criteria for Grading Written Assignments” in the Syllabus.
religious experience provide justification for theism?
who believe in personal immortality are usually substance dualists. Explain substance dualism and contrast
it with another view of personhood, e.g., functionalism or property
who believe in personal immortality usually think that after they die,
they will be the same persons they were when they were alive. Also, they believe they will remember
their earthly lives. Perry says
these two beliefs imply contradiction. Explain Perry’s arguments. Is there
any way to reconcile these two views?
argues that the problem of evil refutes theism. Explain Mackie’s arguments.
Pojman says (p. 138) that “the main defense of theism in the light
of the problem of evil is the free will defense.” What is the free will defense? Does it work?
analyze Hick’s position on the problem of evil.