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Philosophy of Religion Series

Philosophy of Religion Series

This series of eight audio lectures delivered by Dr T. J. Mawson ... (more)

This series of eight audio lectures delivered by Dr T. J. Mawson at the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2011, introduces the main philosophical arguments pertaining to the Western monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each lecture has an associated hand-out (two for the first lecture). (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Readings
Collection:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Provider:
University of Oxford
Author:
T. J. Mawson
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Religion

Religion

This sit eoffers 40 publications written in the 19th century America related ... (more)

This sit eoffers 40 publications written in the 19th century America related to religion -- prayer books, sermons, hymnals, histories, moral instruction, writings about faith and science, missionary evangelism, and more. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
American Memory
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Philosophy of Love in the Western World, Fall 2004

Philosophy of Love in the Western World, Fall 2004

Studies the nature of love and sex, approached as topics both in ... (more)

Studies the nature of love and sex, approached as topics both in philosophy and in literature. Readings from recent philosophy as well as classic myths of love and sex that occur in works of literature and lend themselves to philosophical analysis. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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Syllabi
Video Lectures
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Singer, Irving
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Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

This course introduces students to the major topics, problems, and methods of ... (more)

This course introduces students to the major topics, problems, and methods of philosophy and surveys the writings of a number of major historical figures in the field. Several of the core areas of philosophy are explored, including metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Identify and describe the major areas of philosophical inquiry, explain how those areas differ from and relate to one another, and place the views and arguments of major philosophical figures within those thematic categories; Use philosophical terminology correctly and consistently; Identify and describe the views of a number of major philosophers and articulate how these views are created in response to general philosophical problems or to the views of other philosophers; Explain the broad outlines of the history of philosophy as a framework that can be applied in more advanced courses; Identify strengths and weaknesses in the arguments philosophers have put forward for their views and formulate objections and counterarguments of your own invention; Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills in a wide range of career paths and courses of study. (Philosophy 101) (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Assessments
Audio Lectures
Full Course
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Readings
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Collection:
Saylor Foundation
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Global Citizenship, Cultural Citizenship and World Religions in Religion Education

Global Citizenship, Cultural Citizenship and World Religions in Religion Education

An examination of the reasons for studying religion and religions, and the ... (more)

An examination of the reasons for studying religion and religions, and the necessity for educator, student, administrative, or parental involvement in the process of teaching and learning about religious diversity. In this paper, Chidester tests one possible answer to these questions - namely citizenship - and suggests that the study of religion, religions, and religious diversity, can usefully be brought into conversation with recent research on new formations of citizenship. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
University of Capetown
Provider:
University of Capetown
Author:
Chidester, David
Religion Today: Themes and Issues

Religion Today: Themes and Issues

There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in ... (more)

There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false delusion completely out of place. However, religion still arouses passion and causes controversy; it controls and transforms lives. An informed understanding of the contemporary world thus requires an appreciation of the role of religion in shaping ideas, world-views and actions that have an impact on the social as well as on the personal life of the individual. This unit gives you a glimpse into this fascinating area. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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Introducing Philosophy

Introducing Philosophy

Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This unit ... (more)

Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This unit will introduce you to the teaching methods employed and the types of activities and assignments you would be asked to undertake should you wish to study OU course A211 Philosophy and the human situation. (less)

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Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

This course is an introduction to philosophy for students seeking (or being ... (more)

This course is an introduction to philosophy for students seeking (or being forced) to fulfill the first of their university philosophy requirements. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy will explore this semester are ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics and theory of knowledge. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
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Other
Collection:
Notre Dame Opencourseware
Provider:
University of Notre Dame
Author:
Paul Weithman
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Anthropology of Religion

Anthropology of Religion

This course presents a theoretical analysis of religion as a cultural phenomenon. ... (more)

This course presents a theoretical analysis of religion as a cultural phenomenon. It explores the functional relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
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Syllabi
Video Lectures
Other
Collection:
Utah State University OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Utah State University
Author:
Crapo, Richley, Ph.D.
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The Philosophy of Death

The Philosophy of Death

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the philosophical problems surrounding death; ... (more)

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the philosophical problems surrounding death; it is organized around the lectures of Shelly Kagan, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, who develops his own philosophy of death over the length of the course. Its major purpose, aside from familiarizing you with the writings of major philosophers on the subject of death, is to teach you how to think about death philosophically to decide for yourself what you believe about death and to provide careful and convincing arguments for those beliefs. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Discuss the philosophical issues connected with death: what it is, whether it is good or bad, and its significance in terms of the way we choose to live; Explain the inter-relatedness of questions about death and questions about personal identity and the self; Differentiate between dualist and physicalist conceptions of death and specify the particular consequences of each approach; Describe the multiplicity of cultural, religious, and philosophical views about death and the soul; Discuss major philosophical arguments for and against the immortality of the soul; Articulate major theories of personal identity, and provide reasoned criticisms of these major theories of personal identity; Explain and evaluate the view of death presented in literary works such as Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich; Discuss in a philosophical way certain value-theoretic questions about death: whether it is inherently good or bad, whether it presents us with obligations to live our lives in a certain way, and whether it is permissible to end life prematurely; Describe the existentialist view of death and the notion that it gives life meaning by restricting its shape and scope; Explain the various ways in which this limiting feature of death has been interpreted. (Philosophy 201) (less)

Subject:
Humanities
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Assessments
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Collection:
Saylor Foundation
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Religion and Slavery in the American South: Comparing Perspectives

Religion and Slavery in the American South: Comparing Perspectives

In this lesson plan, students consult a variety of primary sources from ... (more)

In this lesson plan, students consult a variety of primary sources from the Documenting the American South Collection to uncover the varied impacts of religion in the lives of slaves in the American South. They are encouraged to seek out multiple, and sometimes contradictory, perspectives of this history. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Meghan Mcglinn
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Divining America: Religion in American History

Divining America: Religion in American History

The National Humanities center presents this collection of essays by leading scholars ... (more)

The National Humanities center presents this collection of essays by leading scholars on the topic 'Divining America: Religion in American History'. The Essays explore religion in America in the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The essays consider Native American religion, African American Christianity, the American Jewish experience, Mormonism, Catholicism, and Islam. They explore religious movements such as the Great Awakenings, the missionary movement, abolitionism, and fundamentalism. Topics like deism, pluralism, church and state separation, Manifest Destiny, and the Christian Right are also examined. (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Collection:
America In Class
Provider:
National Humanities Center
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Quizlet Flashcards: Culture/Religion

Quizlet Flashcards: Culture/Religion

This set of flashcards provides 157 Arabic words related to religion, including ... (more)

This set of flashcards provides 157 Arabic words related to religion, including theological and legal terms, as well as social and political aspects of religious acts, such as holidays, celebrations, and sectarian affiliations. Each word is listed in singular and plural form when applicable, and an audio feature is also available for each word as well. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Interactive
Reference
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Quizlet
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Argumentative Writing/Religions of the World Unit

Argumentative Writing/Religions of the World Unit

This 14 day Unit Plan integrates the Utah Core Standards for Language ... (more)

This 14 day Unit Plan integrates the Utah Core Standards for Language Arts and for Reading and Writing in History/Social Studies with the existing Utah Social Studies Standards. The students read, research, draw conclusions, and write beginning level argumentative essays comparing/contrasting major world religions. For a more thorough summary see the Background For Teachers section. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Utah Education Network
Provider:
Utah Education Network
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Egyptian Arabic: Wedding Traditions, Religion, and Culture

Egyptian Arabic: Wedding Traditions, Religion, and Culture

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science

A survey of philosophical issues surrounding the concepts and practices of modern ... (more)

A survey of philosophical issues surrounding the concepts and practices of modern science, aimed to familiarize you with philosophical issues about science, as well as equip you to critically interpret popular reports about contemporary scientific research. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Saylor Foundation
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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General Philosophy Lectures

General Philosophy Lectures

A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students ... (more)

A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise of the 8-week General Philosophy course, delivered to first year undergraduates. These lectures aim to provide a thorough introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students and others interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to resolve the issue. Individuals interested in the 'big' questions about life such as how we perceive the world, who we are in the world and whether we are free to act will find this series informative, comprehensive and accessible. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Video Lectures
Collection:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Provider:
University of Oxford
Author:
Peter Millican
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Imagination: The Missing Mystery of Philosophy

Imagination: The Missing Mystery of Philosophy

What is imagination and can philosophy define it in any meaningful way? ... (more)

What is imagination and can philosophy define it in any meaningful way? This unit will introduce you to some of the possible answers to these questions and will examine why philosophy has sometimes found it difficult to approach imagination. It will then go on to examine the relationship that imagination has to imagery and supposition, charting where these concepts overlap with imagination and where they diverge. (less)

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Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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Subject:
Science and Technology
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Assessments
Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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