425 – Existence of God


Term: July 20-August 17, 2022
Time: Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. ET
Credits: 1
Instructors: Dr. D.T. Sheffler and Thomas Cothran

All other questions in philosophy rest on our answers to the ultimate question: What lies at the foundation of being? God or nothingness? A personal someone or a blind force? Many take for granted a particular answer to these questions and construct their whole conception of the world on the basis of this faith. Others are plagued by doubts. In this class we will examine some of the classical arguments for the existence of God and carefully evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. We will focus our reading on Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, and David Hume.