Based on ONLY uploaded files that are: lecture notes, pdf handout, PPT, pdf book, and the below linke that locates the recorded lectures for the class. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c8m1ksd0ces3qcw/AACiN0d2ro32Yd8_bwQKXON1a?dl=0 You shall answer the following questions and you should answer each question as long as it takes. HOWEVER, YOU MUST Answer according to the uploaded files and the recorded lectures in the above link: 1. Based on Anselm’s ontological argument, what is the nature of the contradiction in the state of mind of an atheist? Gaunilo claims that, for Anselm, the conceivability of any concept X logically implies its actual existence. Is that a correct interpretation of Anselm? Explain your answer. (You may find the answers in the handout and the first parts of recorded files) 2. Give brief account of the two a posteriori theistic arguments that we covered in class. How are such arguments different from an a priory theistic argument? How do current scientific theories (e.g. evolution and multiple universes) challenge the two a posteriori theistic arguments? 3. According to Aristotle, there are four causes. One of such causes is the efficient cause. What is the efficient cause? How did Aquinas use such a concept in his formulation of a theistic argument? (Part 2) 4. Give accounts of three of Hume’s criticism of the teleological argument? 5. Considering that God, for Pascal, is infinitely incomprehensible, what then is the role of Pascal’s Wager in the formation of a belief in God’s existence? Does theoretical reason have role in the formation of such a belief? Give an account of Pascal’s psychology of belief or his understanding of the belief-formation process. 6. What is evil? What are two kinds of evil? briefly state the reason why the reality of evil is a problem for the idea of the classical god. Give accounts of the two formulations of the problem of evil. 7. What is the significance of Hume’s thought experiments about the person who was briefed about the nature of God prior to birth and the one who was not briefed about the nature of god prior to birth ?based on the reading from hume, what are the four circumstances of evil? What is the relevance of such circumstances in Hume’s formulation of the problem of evil? 8. What are the differences between Augustinian theodicy and Irenaean theodicy? Which of two kinds of theodicy does hick favor? Why does he favor? Why does he favor one over the other ? What is Hick’s soul-making theodicy?
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
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Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.