The University of Edinburgh
Philosophy, Science and Religion: Science and Philosophy
The University of Edinburgh

Philosophy, Science and Religion: Science and Philosophy

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Dr J Adam Carter
Dr Orestis Palermos
Professor Mark Harris

Instructors: Dr J Adam Carter

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15 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
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There are 5 modules in this course

In this module, Dr Orestis Palermos provides a short introduction and overview of the key themes that will be discussed in the ‘Science and Philosophy’ course.

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1 video1 reading1 discussion prompt

In this module Professor Al Mele presents experiments that purport to show that there is no such thing as free will. He then presents three criticisms of this interpretation of the evidence.

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7 videos5 readings5 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Guest lecturer: Dr Michael Murray. Are science and religion compatible with one another? Are they incompatible? What do these questions even mean, and how do we go about answering them? Philosophical tools are helpful to make progress with these very important questions. In this module, Dr Michael Murray offers a philosophical analysis of the complex and easily misunderstood issue of the relationship between science and religion.

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7 videos2 readings3 quizzes1 peer review

Guest lecturer: Professor Martin Kusch. This module will focus on a central challenge for scientific knowledge: Are there any scientific claims that are absolutely true, or are they all true relative to the system of thought that generated them? If we accept the latter, does this also hold true of any claims we might make, including within the domains of philosophy and religion?

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5 videos3 readings3 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This module starts with Dr. Mark Harris presenting the history of creationist views and what is claimed about evolution by different creationist approaches. Professor David de Pomerai then goes on to explain what evolutionary biology is.

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14 videos5 readings11 quizzes1 peer review2 discussion prompts

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4.7 (169 ratings)
Dr J Adam Carter
The University of Edinburgh
3 Courses91,680 learners
Dr Orestis Palermos
The University of Edinburgh
3 Courses91,680 learners

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