This course surveys the main worldviews of the West from the Christian Theism of the Reformation to Existentialism.
A worldview comprises the assumptions, hopes, fears, expectations, and desires a person has. It is an articulation of his or her foundational understanding of reality. In this course, we will explore the worldviews of the West : Christian Theism of the Reformation, Enlightenment Deism, Romanticism (Counter-Enlightenment), Atheistic Naturalism, Nihilism, and Atheistic Existentialism. We will wrap up with a few thoughts on how to choose between worldviews.
The course will consist of lectures and discussions of primary source readings.
Here is the course outline: