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Philosophy, Science and Religion

Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy, Science and Religion mark three of the most fundamental modes of thinking about the world and our place in it. Are these modes incompatible? Put another way: is the intellectually responsible thing to do to ‘pick sides’ and identify with one of these approaches at the exclusion of others? Or, are they complementary or mutually supportive? As is typical of questions of such magnitude, the devil is in the details. For example, it is important to work out what is really distinctive about each of these ways of inquiring about the world. In order to gain some clarity here, we’ll be investigating what some of the current leading thinkers in philosophy, science and religion are actually doing. This course, entitled ‘Philosophy and Religion’, is the second of three related courses in our Philosophy, Science and Religion Online series, and in this course we will ask important questions about the age-old debate between science and religion, such as: • What kind of conflicts are there between religion and science? • Does current cognitive science of religion effectively explain away God? • If there is a God who has made us so that we can know him, why do some people not believe? • Is belief in science also a kind of fundamentalism? • What makes us good at getting, giving, or sharing, knowledge? Is this different when it is religious knowledge? The first course in the Philosophy, Science and Religion series, 'Science and Philosophy' was launched early in 2017 and you can sign up to it at any time. The third course —‘Religion and Science’—will be launched early in 2018. Completing all three courses will give you a broader understanding of this fascinating topic. Look for: • Philosophy, Science and Religion I: Science and Philosophy https://www.coursera.org/learn/philosophy-science-religion-1/ • Philosophy, Science and Religion III: Religion and Science Upon successful completion of all three courses, students will: (1) Understand the main parameters at stake in the current debate between science and religion. (2) Have some familiarity with the relevant areas of science that feature in the debate—including cosmology, evolution, and the neurosciences—and will have begun to engage with them conceptually. (3) Have encountered key philosophical approaches to the interface between science and religion, and will have had the opportunity to engage them in practice. (4) Have embarked constructively in cross-disciplinary conversations. (5) Have demonstrated an openness to personal growth through a commitment to dialogue across intellectual and spiritual boundaries. You can also follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EdiPhilOnline and you can follow the hashtag #psrmooc

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Rating 4.6 based on 49 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 Modules; 2-3 hours of study per module
Starts Jul 1 (next week)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Dr J Adam Carter, Dr Mark Harris, Dr Mog Stapleton, Dr Orestis Palermos, Professor Duncan Pritchard
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Art & Design Humanities
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society Arts And Humanities Philosophy

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science and religion in 8 reviews

I felt that the course integrated the concepts of philosophy, science and religion in an interesting and heretofore new, at least to me, way.

The course is presented as an objective overview of what it claims is the extremely important debate about the resolution of the conflict between science and religion.

I found both the first two courses in philosophy, science and religion fascinating and look forward to completing the third module later this year!

I found the course balanced trying to show in an open way the perspectives and challenges of philosophy, Science and religion.

By now i have bought the book Philosophy Science and Religion.

In my opinion, it does "dance" around the convergence of truth (small t) as something that can be derived form one, the other , or both routes: Science and Religion.

Very informative Very informative and Well designed course to dive into the field of Philosophy, Science and Religion.

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very interesting in 4 reviews

The advised readings in the book is very interesting too, Secondly, the oneline course is very well organized.

This course was very interesting.

I suggested in the forum to be an open minded skeptic and not a closed minded skeptic, that applies to both the great course discuss a very interesting and important points Really interesting.

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very informative in 3 reviews

great topic, great professors, had a great time and have accrued further understanding It was a great and interesting course Thanks Coursera for providing this wonderful course GOOD Very informative and easy to follow and keep up with.

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Rating 4.6 based on 49 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 Modules; 2-3 hours of study per module
Starts Jul 1 (next week)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Dr J Adam Carter, Dr Mark Harris, Dr Mog Stapleton, Dr Orestis Palermos, Professor Duncan Pritchard
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Art & Design Humanities
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society Arts And Humanities Philosophy

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