CCS 026 Catholic Philosophy Course Outline

Catholic Philosophy is an introduction to philosophy unlike any other: the course will open doors, shed light, strengthen the spirit, and free philosophy from the chains of tedium and absurdity that bound it in the twentieth century.

Course Structure and Highlights

Week 1: Introduction

  • Understanding Catholic Philosophy
  • Exploring the Extent of Belief and the Role of Authority

Week 2: Truth

  • Understanding Truth
  • Exploring Faith, Reason and God

Week 3: The World and God

  • Understanding the World and God
  • Exploring the Problem of Evil

Week 4: The Best of all Possible Worlds

  • Understanding the Best of all Possible Worlds
  • Exploring the Importance of Happiness

Week 5: Objective Moral Truths

  • Understanding Objective Moral Truths
  • Exploring the kind of society we should build.

Instructor

Sandra Talarico

Textbooks

West, Jason. How to Become a Rational Animal. Justin Press, 2014.

Assessment

Catholic Philosophy consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade.

Technical Skills and Equipment Requirements

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.