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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 .


Aug 21, 2019

I enjoyed the course very much and found it useful to prepare for a graduate course about the same subject. The teachers are very knowledgeable and the material very adequate,

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By Phillip C

Nov 22, 2017

Very informative, love the diverse and expansive approach to teaching.

By Denis N F J

Jun 28, 2017

Great course! Really helps for a different perspective on the subject!

By Sun Y K

Feb 14, 2017

Very good introduction to the popular debate on science and religion.

By Leonidas T

Sep 11, 2017

New knowledge, new optic, new field of thinking. Very good course.

By Álvaro M d M

Mar 24, 2020

It was my first course in coursera and now I want to do more :)


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 Leonardo A

Jul 28, 2017

Es un excelente curso, muy bien explicado e interesante.

By Gustavo M

Jan 14, 2020

excelente decision la realizacion de este curso

By Flavia L

Jan 06, 2019

Enlightening and extremely well taught.

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

By Thomas B

Feb 03, 2017

Very good, very interesting!

By John V T

Jun 03, 2017

Excellent Course. Well done

By patricia m m

Jun 01, 2017

O curso é espetacular!

By Jacob P

Jul 24, 2017

Very interesting!

By Asif S B

Apr 18, 2017

Brilliant course!