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Philosophy, Science 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 ‘Science and Philosophy’, is the first of three related courses in our Philosophy, Science and Religion Online series. The first launch is now closed to enrolments. We will launch a new version of the course in July 2018. The course will address four themes each presented by guest lecturers: 1. Are Science and Religion in conflict? (Professor Michael Murray, Franklin & Marshall) 2. Neuroscience and Free Will (Professor Al Mele, Florida State) 3. Creationism and Evolutionary Biology--Science or Pseudo-science? (Dr. Mark Harris and Dr. David de Pomerai, University of Edinburgh) 4. Do Scientific claims constitute absolute truths? (Professor Martin Kusch, University of Vienna) The second and third courses in the Philosophy, Science and Religion series are ‘Philosophy and Religion’ and ‘Religion and Science’. They may be taken in any order and completing all three courses will give you a broader understanding of this fascinating topic. Look for: • Philosophy, Science and Religion II: Philosophy and Religion • Philosophy, Science and Religion III: Religion and Science Check out our trailer to hear more: https://youtu.be/OifqTI5VKek You can also follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EdiPhilOnline and you can follow the hashtag #psrmooc

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Rating 3.9 based on 100 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study
Starts Oct 12 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Dr J Adam Carter, Dr Orestis Palermos, Dr Mark Harris, Professor Duncan Pritchard, Professor Mark Harris
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities Engineering Science
Tags Arts And Humanities Physical Science And Engineering Physics And Astronomy Philosophy

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science and philosophy

Some of the lecturers are people completely unknowledgeable about both science and philosophy.

I was expecting it to be about science and philosophy.

“Philosophy, Science and Religion: Science and Philosophy” is an extremely interesting course, well taught and easy to follow.

I certainly learnt a lot about science and philosophy, especially relating it to religion, and the history behind each domain.

I was a little confused because for having a focus on "Science and Philosophy", it seemed to me to mostly talk about science and religion through a philosophical lens.

And for a course called "Science and Philosophy" there was far too much religious and/or anti-science content.

I really enjoyed this course and the effort it put forth to open the dialogue of religion, science and philosophy.

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very good

Very good course This is an incredibly terrible course, that only serves as propaganda for Christian creationism.

Very good.

I recommend every course of the University of Edinburgh, I think they are of a very good quality.

The instructor during the last week was in general not very good, he always strayed from the point making it difficult to keep up.

great course, great presenters Very good, very interesting!

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relationship between science

This was a truly fantastic course, taught by engaging professors and investigations fascinating questions about the relationship between science and religion while reference a host of interesting material for further investigation.

In most of Middle-Eastern countries which i live in one of them , talking about the relationship between science and religion is a kind of a taboo.

It helps me to deeply understand what is science and the relationship between science and philosophy and religion.

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templeton foundation

I noticed, during the credits, that this was funded by a group called the Templeton Foundation.

However, when I saw that the John Templeton Foundation was involved in the production of the course, my expectations lowered exponentially.They rocketed to the ground, however, when I saw how several lectures were biased towards treating scientific rigor as “fundamentalism” and when their religious ideas merged in an obscene and weird mixture with post modernism and critical theories to treat the scientific inquiry and knowledge with a relativistic approach.

This course is being funded by Templeton Foundation, an organization that promotes religious apologetics.

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really enjoyed

Great course, really enjoyed it ... Great course!

I would recommend this course in any case, I really enjoyed it.

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Thank you so much.

I am deeply disappointed that so much fallacious content could be distributed to individuals, on the pretext of unbiased learning.

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Professor of Philosophy Fellow $20k

Lecturer, Philosophy $44k

Professor of Philosophy 2 $54k

Graduate Instructor of Philosophy $55k

Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy $59k

Philosophy $64k

Professor of Theology/Philosophy $86k

Senior Professor of Philosophy $90k

Professor of Philosophy Consultant $116k

Assitant Professor of Philosophy $121k

Associate Instructor of Philosophy $151k

President Professor of Philosophy $264k

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Rating 3.9 based on 100 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study
Starts Oct 12 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Dr J Adam Carter, Dr Orestis Palermos, Dr Mark Harris, Professor Duncan Pritchard, Professor Mark Harris
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities Engineering Science
Tags Arts And Humanities Physical Science And Engineering Physics And Astronomy Philosophy

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