Philosophy of Religion in Secular Philosophy Departments
An unrelated Internet search somehow led me to this online copy of The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Religion (2d ed., ed. Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper, and Philip L. Quinn). As I skimmed the Table of Contents, I started thinking about the proper place for the philosophy of religion (PoR) in the curriculum of a philosophy department at a secular university.
I think this topic is a case where the specifics matter. So let’s assume (but only for the sake of argument) that this book exhausts the content of the PoR. Which of the chapters should be taught or, perhaps more interesting, which should not be taught? And why?
I haven’t read this book, so I’ll offer an opinion based solely on its Table of Contents. (I reserve the right to change this opinion if/when read it.) Depending on the level (and length) of the course, I don’t see anything in the Table of Contents which immediately jump out as inappropriate for a ‘secular’ PoR course.