Is there a supreme being? And if so, what is the nature of that entity? These elemental questions have been debated by philosophers since antiquity. Revealed religion offers its own lens for viewing the deity, but in this course we will explore how reason alone has been used to evaluate the possibility of a divine presence. Along the way we will also consider what philosophical ends are achieved by proving or disproving the existence of God.
Dr. William Cameron holds a J.D. from Western New England College School of Law and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Currently he is an educational consultant and a member of the Pittsfield, MA School Committee. Career highlights include: Supt. of Schools in Salem, MA, Central Berkshire Regional School District, Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy, SUNY Albany, Siena College; Adjunct Instructor in School Law, Mass. College of Liberal Arts.
Suggested reading: Texts will be provided prior to the first meeting.