Philosophy 105 "Introduction to Philosophy and Religion"
Dr. Ron Epstein

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CONTENTS

PHILOSOPHY LINKS
RELIGION LINKS

COURSE TOPICS

HELP WITH WRITING PAPERS




PHILOSOPHY LINKS

SFSU Philosophy Department
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Philosophy on the Net
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names

RELIGION LINKS

Resources for the Study of Religion
Resources for the Study of Buddhism
Pluralism Project: Selected Links by Tradition
Method and Theory in the Study of Religion

COURSE TOPICS

1) One Reality, Many Perspectives?

Paradigms and Perception
Flatland
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions--Outline and Study Guide
World Views
"How Culture Molds Habits of Thought" by Erica Goode
Timeline of Major Critical Theories in US

Theoretical Paradigms
Worldviews: From Fragmentation to Integration
Five Worldviews

2) Who Am I, What is the Meaning of My Life,
and How Can I Transform Myself?

"The Purpose of Life for the Individual." World Scripture.
Research Sources on Concepts of Person and Self

3) How Should I Act?

Ethics Updates
"Introduction to Ethics" by Robert Cavalier
"Buddhist Ideas for Attaining World Peace" by Ron Epstein
"Dan Quayle Was Right" by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead

4) Making Sense of Relationships: What is Love?

"Love (Theological Virtue)" (Catholic Encyclopedia)
"The Practice of Loving-Kindness (Metta)" by Ņanamoli Thera.
Nagarjuna Bodhisattva. "The Four Immeasurable Minds"  Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom.

5) Our Place in Nature.

Environmental Ethics
Network for Change
Religious Thought about Animals
How to Win an Argument with a Meat-Eater
Ethics and Science in Natural Resource Agencies
Science, Technology and Religion
Genetic Engineering and Its Dangers

 


Revised January, 2002.
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