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About the Course

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: You can also follow us on Twitter at and you can follow the hashtag #psrmooc...

Top reviews


Nov 14, 2017

A very interesting course and it has given a great knowleddge to me about the concept of science and religion . just amazed and the professors taught this in a very impressive way . very nyccc .


May 14, 2017

Fine course, nice references for further reading, clear and nice instructors. Only two where a little odd: Statis Psillos, talking too fast, and Conor Cunningham, a bit too theatrical.

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Feb 26, 2018

Totally worth it to lean about this course, highly recommended.

By Dmitriy S

Jan 24, 2019

Great course showing modern branches of philosophy of science.

By juana

May 02, 2017

Awesome course learned a lot from the videos and quizzes!!!

By Aditya C

Aug 15, 2020

from evolutionary biology to philosophy behind it, best!

By Jorge

Aug 11, 2020

Congratulations. Excellent course. Well done

Thanks a lot

By Leonardo A

Jul 28, 2017

Es un excelente curso, muy bien explicado e interesante.

By Thomas V

May 18, 2020

Brilliantly presented, so glad I took this course

By Thomas R D A

Sep 10, 2020

objective and precise, I liked the explanations.

By Gustavo M

Jan 14, 2020

excelente decision la realizacion de este curso


Jun 17, 2020

Great Course, thanks for letting me learn!

By Flavia L

Jan 06, 2019

Enlightening and extremely well taught.

By Felipe Z

Sep 28, 2020

muy buen curso, totalmente recomendado

By Sara T

Oct 12, 2020

not one sided and very well balanced.

By Mostafa M E

Sep 12, 2017

great course with amazing information

By Daniel S

Jul 03, 2017

Great course, really enjoyed it ...

By Austin M D

Jan 16, 2020

Very fun, very educatuion

very nice

By Tan J F

Oct 17, 2018

Interesting course to learn from!

By Maja G

Aug 01, 2017

Lots of new ideas to think about!

By Prashant S S

May 03, 2019

Very nice and informative course

By Mary L R

Feb 05, 2017

great course, great presenters

By sweta d

Jun 28, 2019

Greta course! I learned a lot.

By Rafael S

Feb 21, 2019

Curso excelente! Gostei demais


Jul 16, 2020

This is an interesting course

By Thomas B

Feb 03, 2017

Very good, very interesting!

By John V T

Jun 03, 2017

Excellent Course. Well done