‘Properly Basic’ Beliefs and the Existence of God

Over at Go Grue they have been having a fascinating discussion regarding Alvin Plantinga’a treatment of whether belief in God is ‘properly basic’.. The nature of the way the authors deal with the argument will also be of interest, I think, to Philosophy students..

The link is: http://gogrue.wordpress.com/2007/08/13/plantinga-on-whether-belief-that-god-exists-is-properly-basic/

Dave

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Where do philosophers go?

We were very pleased with the success of our call for accounts of how people started out as philosphers – how they ended up in this profession / calling / vocation/ etc – see http://r-p-e.blogspot.com/2007/05/starting-out-as-philosopher-and-levels.html – for people’s stories: some very intriguing ones.

I thought it might be of interest to see where – after starting out – people felt the study of philosophy had taken them in their lives: and the impact thereupon (a real word?)…

comment welcome via the blog here…

Dave

Another year…

As A-level results loom, some of us are preparing for clearing – the annual round of last-minute scrambling for places… [mind you – we do at least now have potable running water back]

Here at the University of Gloucestershire – in (really) sunny Cheltenham – we are preparing for the first run of year three of the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course. We are also welcoming another intake of first years (though we may have places through clearing – see http://www.ucas.com/clearing/vacancy.html for details on the process – or contact us via e-mail).

For current students – please use http://www.glos.ac.uk/timetables/index.cfm to see the timetable, and student records to choose your modules. Remember that those entering levels 2 and 3 will need 4 modules per semester…

Hope you are all having a good summer…
Dave