Modern Philosophy for Theology
College: Regis College
Instructor 1: Mulrooney, Sean
Course Code: 
RGT1114HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

This course is an introduction to modern philosophy for theology students who have had little or no philosophy. In this course, we will focus both on understanding key philosophical concepts relevant to theology and on developing philosophical skills. In the early weeks, each class will consist of a lecture on a thorny philosophical issue and a tutorial in which students actively work on acquiring and practising philosophical skills. In later weeks, students will lead discussions for the third hour. Throughout the course, philosophy is seen as a series of interpersonal communications (= asking good questions and formulating intelligent answers) rather than as a series of dogmatic pronouncements.
Authors to be studied include Descartes, Pascal, Hume, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, Darwin, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Levinas, Derrida, Lonergan and Kimmerer.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2021
Start Time: 
18:30
End Time: 
21:00
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Wed
Program Requirement: 
The MDiv students in the 3 Catholic colleges are required by the Vatican to take at least 2 courses in philosophy.
Minimum: 
8
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Tutorial
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Short Paper
Research Paper
Other