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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...

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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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Precise and to the point! In the time and space we dwell in, this course is of utmost importance and the respected professors are of undeniable excellence.

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By Diego G

Dec 13, 2019

I great learning with this course. Very clear content and very good teachers.

By Bow T

Aug 1, 2021

Good for beginners if we want to gain further knowledge about these topics.

By Samer B

Nov 29, 2020

These doctors are the best in the world. Thank you, for all the effort.

By Mario B

Apr 28, 2020

Excellent course taught by an incredible team of top level professors.

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 Chris S

Feb 13, 2017

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

By Andrea

Sep 30, 2021

Great couse, challenging enough to keep you thinking and involved.

By Leonidas T

Sep 11, 2017

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

By Moksavadini I

Aug 31, 2022

Great teaching, good links to additional readings, podcasts etc.

By Anish K S

Nov 11, 2021

It was indeed a good journey to look into science and philosophy

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 Snitkin D V

Jan 24, 2019

Great course showing modern branches of philosophy of science.

By juana

May 2, 2017

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

By Jonathan W

Jan 2, 2023

It touched upon a lot of subjects and explained them well.

By Glenys A G

Jul 22, 2023

Really enjoyed this course, now ready to go for part two.

By Eyasu K

May 9, 2023

I reviewedthe conceptual matter of philosophical science.


Jan 2, 2021

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By Aditya C

Aug 15, 2020

from evolutionary biology to philosophy behind it, best!

By Jorge A

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 Beatriz m d

Jun 11, 2023

Excellent course,now I start the second of the series.

By Thomas V

May 17, 2020

Brilliantly presented, so glad I took this course

By Thomas R D A

Sep 10, 2020

objective and precise, I liked the explanations.