|Morphology of Skull of Sigmund Freud|
Today and Thursday I'm giving my philosophy of religion students at MCCC their final, 10-minute oral exams. (Room A153)
I've spent the last 4 weeks lecturing on these, so the students know exactly what I'm asking and what I want from them.
Their ability to simply state the arguments gives them a 'B' on the exam. If they demonstrate understanding of the arguments at an introductory level, this can raise the 'B' to 'B+,' 'A-,' or 'A.'
For this final exam the four questions are:
- Explain Nietzsche's "parable of the madman."
- Explain Bertrand Russell's "A Free Man' Worship" (Russell's Four Pillars of Atheism).
- Explain Freud's "The Future of an Illusion" (religion as the projection of a "heavenly father" on the basis of an "infantile prototype."
- Explain Plantinga's modal version of the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God.