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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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This was an amazing course to have been part of and has helped me in my wider life as a Christian in my church life. Thank you.

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By Daniel J M

Jan 16, 2018

I found some of the lecturers' hard to understand do to language accents. However, being able to follow along with the printed form solved any problems.

By Nathan B

Apr 12, 2017

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

By Viviana L

Mar 8, 2023

Gracias, amplio mucho mi capacidad de ver y analizar estos temas. También impulsó el deseo de seguir profundizándolo.

By Claudio C

Nov 7, 2020

It is necessary to improve the subtitles. It seems to me that they are not correct in some situations.

Thank you!

By Victor B

May 24, 2020

This course provides an interesting overview of the field. Serves very well as an introduction to the field.

By Susan H

Feb 22, 2017

Have really enjoyed this course, very informative and fascinating. Opened my mind to many different ideas.

By Lisa F

Aug 10, 2022

Some of the terminology got a bit heavy, but the presentation was concise and to the point.

By Guy I

Oct 30, 2022

i liked this course very much.

straitforward and very interesting.

Thank you very much.


By In-Ho K

Jul 10, 2022

Analysis of issues science has thrown to philosophy and its debates were well presented.

By Roselle E O

Oct 30, 2020

Could have been fun to learn with more visual aids like video or animations.

By Sergio S

Dec 5, 2020

Sometimes the lecture material were vague, but I really liked this course

By Aksah I

Jan 24, 2022

It gave me a new perspective on things, for which I am forever grateful.

By Swen L

May 3, 2017

Interesting introduction with a good list of further reading material.

By Hongfei C

Jul 10, 2017

It's a good foundation for further study in this area but just to

By Lavinia W

Aug 1, 2017

Good critical overview of science, philosophy and religion

By Stephen F

May 30, 2020

Good course, but only covered a small subset of topics.

By Harvey B

Nov 19, 2018

Interesting and varied, if slightly basic at times.

By Christopher W

Jun 10, 2018

A thought-provoking and informative course.

By IamTheFlip

Jul 10, 2019

Very enjoyable course! Highly recommended!

By Aaron A

Apr 11, 2018

Very good. It was awesome, I learnt a lot.

By A L G

Aug 13, 2020

It was an enlightening course, Thank you

By Mari P

May 3, 2021

Very interesting course

By Deleted A

May 20, 2021

Really informative

By Inchara K

Aug 29, 2023

nice course

By kiran D

Jun 6, 2020