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John Cottingham

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy,

University of Reading,

Professorial Research Fellow, Heythrop College, University of London,

Honorary Fellow, St John’s College, Oxford


Philosophy, religion and the Meaning of Life

30 hour-course
1 hour credit, 2 ECTS points

May 18-29, 2015



Religious belief is not just about abstract intellectual argument; it impinges on all aspects of human life. In these lectures, John Cottingham will open up some fresh perspectives on the philosophy of religion, arguing that the detached neutrality of much contemporary philosophizing can be counterproductive— hardening us against the receptivity required for certain kinds of important evidence to become salient. While preserving the clarity and rigour that are rightly prized in the analytic tradition, the lectures will draw on insights from literary and other sources, and will aim to be accessible to a wide philosophical audience. The issues covered will include the meaning of religious claims, the existence of God, the relation between religion, morality and the good life, the nature of spirituality, and how religious belief affects questions about the meaning of life, human suffering and mortality.


Course text

  • Cottingham J., Philosophy and the Good Life (Cambridge, 1998).
  • Cottingham J., On the Meaning of Life (Routledge, 2003).
  • Cottingham J., The Spiritual Dimension (Cambridge, 2005).
  • Cottingham J., Philosophy of Religion: Towards and More Humane Approach (Cambridge, 2014).

Questions should be directed to

  • dr hab. Agnieszka Lekka-Kowalik, prof. KUL (alekka@kul.pl)
  • or mgr Łukasz Cięgotura (LukaszCiegotura@poczta.fm)


Autor: Andrzej Zykubek
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 21.04.2015, godz. 21:47 - Andrzej Zykubek