Project guidelines and more! Grading standards, projects, logic, writing, and presentations plus Academic Dishonesty--cheating and plagiarism.
Comparative Religious Thought I.
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Problems in the Philosophy of Religion
PODCASTS on a variety of topics are found here: https://ksutube.kent.edu/showall.php?author=jwattles .
Introduction to Ethics: https://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/BrowsePrivately/kent.edu.1360926463.01360926465 ;
Aesthetics: https://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/BrowsePrivately/kent.edu.1358166115.01358166117 ;
portions of a seminar on virtue ethics and the arts https://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/BrowsePrivately/kent.edu.1361924997.01361924999
ARISTOTLE (384-322 BCE) NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
DESCARTES (1596-1650). Susan Bordo's feminist critique of dualism and other cultural contributions to pathology
KANT (1724-1804). Kant's ethics. Kant's Idea of history.
MILL and Utilitarianism
WILLIAM JAMES (1842 -1910). Notes and questions on several chapters of William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience. ub
The project on positive attitude
Nikolai Berdiaev (1874-1948) on personality
Theodicy. This is the attempted answer to the "problem of evil": how can one consistent affirm the existence of a perfectly good, all-knowing, all-powerful Creator God and at the same time honestly acknowledge the variety and extent of evils in our world?
The Feminist ethics of Nel Noddings
Notes on Garrett Thomson, On the Meaning of Life
Creation and evolution: notes on an anthology of articles and a synthetic perspective on the cluster of problems.
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Aesthetics resources: selected student project reports; Philosophy of Expression; Aesthetics class notes; Arts Project; Aesthetics Practices and Excellences Questionnaire; Beauty in Goodness exercise
Project reports from various religion classes, Spring 2009. Here are results from the project on centering on the indwelling spirit of God (or however the individual interprets the adventure) from Fall 2009.
From the Interfaith Center at the Presidio in San Francisco (http://www.interfaith-presidio.org/links.html) come the following links.
The Interfaith Center at the Presidio's activities and interests focus around grassroots interaction. The following links mostly derive from international organizations concerned with local interfaith relationships. Most of them offer a variety of links, with the largest selection coming from United Religions Initiative and beliefnet.com.
This is a vast portal that covers all sorts of religious matters. For anyone interested in faith and practice from dozens, even hundreds of points of view, will find a rich menu at this portal.
CoNexus, under the leadership of Joel Beversluis, is the largest distributor of interfaith resources. Joel edited "The Sourcebook," a must-have book for those involved in day-to-day interfaith work.
Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions http://www.cpwr.org
The 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions initiated the modern interfaith movement, and CPWR in Chicago, keeps the memory and experience of large interfaith gatherings alive today.
Creating peace among religions through international, interfaith volunteer service projects.
International Interfaith Centre http://www.interfaith-center.org
Based in Oxford, UK, the IIC supports organizations and individuals in furthering peace, respect, and understanding between people with different faith beliefs.
North American Interfaith Network http://www.nain.org
NAIN is a 15-year-old network of interfaith and ecumenical workers, mostly from Canada and the United States, who meet once a year.
The Pluralism Project http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~pluralsm
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University is the best source of information about religious diversity today.
United Religions Initiative http://www.uri.org
URI is a network of nearly 200 Cooperation Circles in 36 countries, all dedicated to promoting daily, enduring interfaith cooperation, an end to religiously motivated violence, and cultures of peace, justice, and healing for the Earth and all living beings. They also have one of the best interfaith portals anywhere, including a remarkable section for kids and pages of well-organized links.
World Congress of Faith http://www.worldfaiths.org
WCF is one of the first and continues among the best providers of interfaith publications.
Religions for Peace (USA) http://www.rfpusa.org
Religions for Peace - USA gathers representatives of religious communities in the U.S.; promotes multi-religious cooperation for peace and justice; builds on the spiritual, human, and institutional resources of its communities; enhances mutual understanding; and acts for the common good.