Welcome to the new "Atheism & Philosophy" site, supporting the eponymous MTSU course. We will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2:40 in James Union Building room #202 during the Spring 2012 semester, beginning January 12.
For now, at least, this site is private and limited to "authors" (students) only. Please post anything you consider relevant and interesting. When we formally begin, everyone will be expected to post pertinent questions and comments prior to each class.
The syllabus page link is posted in the right margin.
Note the "Books" section below the syllabus link. The texts we'll definitely be reading this semester bear the parenthetical notation ('12)... and if we decide to add another text, we'll make that decision as a class. So if you have any suggestions let us know.
I'll soon also add a section of blog and video links, if you have any favorites to share please pass them along too.
If you want to get started reading and thinking, we'll begin by splitting Rebecca Goldstein's "36 Arguments" amongst ourselves and discussing (see her "appendix" in the aforementioned "Books" section). Then, we'll move on to Baggini's Atheism.
But before that, we'll discuss Jennifer Michael Hecht's "Scale of Doubt" Quiz.
And before that, we'll introduce ourselves. I invite everyone to post a biographical introduction (where you're from, where you're going, what you love, why you're taking this course, whatever else you want to tell us) and responses to these questions: 1) Do you consider yourself a good person? 2) Why or why not?
See you in class!