PHIL107 - Philosophy of World Religions
Teaching Organisation: This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
This unit assists students to develop a critical understanding of, and philosophical perspective on, the variety of religious belief and practices found in major eastern and western world religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Focusing on the philosophical dimensions underlying these faith traditions, it examines issues such as the nature of the self, understandings of suffering and liberation, metaphysical concepts used in the explication of religious doctrines, the relationship between faith and reason in religious commitment, and the nature and implications of religious pluralism.