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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 ‘Philosophy and Religion’, is the second of three related courses in our Philosophy, Science and Religion Online series, and in this course we will ask important questions about the age-old debate between science and religion, such as: • What kind of conflicts are there between religion and science? • Does current cognitive science of religion effectively explain away God? • If there is a God who has made us so that we can know him, why do some people not believe? • Is belief in science also a kind of fundamentalism? • What makes us good at getting, giving, or sharing, knowledge? Is this different when it is religious knowledge? The first course in the Philosophy, Science and Religion series, 'Science and Philosophy' was launched early in 2017 and you can sign up to it at any time. The third course —‘Religion and Science’—will be launched early in 2018. Completing all three courses will give you a broader understanding of this fascinating topic. Look for: • Philosophy, Science and Religion I: Science and Philosophy https://www.coursera.org/learn/philosophy-science-religion-1/ • Philosophy, Science and Religion III: Religion and Science Upon successful completion of all three courses, students will: (1) Understand the main parameters at stake in the current debate between science and religion. (2) Have some familiarity with the relevant areas of science that feature in the debate—including cosmology, evolution, and the neurosciences—and will have begun to engage with them conceptually. (3) Have encountered key philosophical approaches to the interface between science and religion, and will have had the opportunity to engage them in practice. (4) Have embarked constructively in cross-disciplinary conversations. (5) Have demonstrated an openness to personal growth through a commitment to dialogue across intellectual and spiritual boundaries. You can also follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EdiPhilOnline and you can follow the hashtag #psrmooc...

Top reviews

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May 29, 2020

The course was really beneficial especially for people who want to know deeper information about the truth of the begging, the main argue and how people are different in thinking.

AM
Feb 3, 2021

Crate course, aimed at a relatively basic level but a very good overview of the topic and very enjoyable. Recommend a course to anyone relatively new to philosophy. Thank you.

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By sheryl b

Dec 15, 2020

Very interesting. This was my first taste of philosophy and at first it was a bit confusing but I enjoyed learning new ways of looking at things.

By Aldrin B P

Jan 13, 2021

Very informative and intellectually challenging, but definitely learned a lot. All the best to the course organizers.

By Sophie T

May 22, 2020

really interesting and accessible with different topics and different angles. Makes you think in a whole new way!

By Kiranmai J

May 11, 2020

The inter relationship between all the three concept has to be understood for having through knowledge creation

By Edmund M

Dec 8, 2017

Refreshing to be updated with the latest developments in epistemology and philosophy of religion among others.

By Andrii K

Aug 20, 2020

This course is very interesting. I recomend it. I am going to use some information for my articals.

By Saúl A

Oct 26, 2017

The content and the explanations given in this course are really clear, interesting and fruitful

By Manoj K K

Jul 25, 2020

It's helped well to boost knowledge , also helps to improve my learning and certifications.

By Gurucharan R

Aug 18, 2018

Very intuitive to get to know the fundamentals of the Religions, Science and Philosophy.

By Daniel T

May 6, 2018

great topic, great professors, had a great time and have accrued further understanding

By Clare H

Jan 12, 2018

I thought this was a great overview: well-produced, engaging, and thought-provoking.

By Kingsley C K

Dec 25, 2017

Although, I am not a great fan of epistemology. I did find this course refreshing.

By sean

Oct 8, 2017

A very thought-provoking and well measured course in its approach to the subjects.

By MR. P W

Jun 26, 2021

Really great Course & had good understanding about scientism & Virtues

By Ramon N

Jul 25, 2018

I learned a lot and it gave me perspectives that I never had before.

By Yap y k

Mar 25, 2021

This course enrich my knowledge on philosophy which I am lacking

By Leonidas T

Sep 12, 2017

Really interesting. New optics, new way of thinking. Thank you

By Dana R

Feb 18, 2018

Awesome class!! I was very engaged, and I loved the content!

By Mostafa E

Sep 13, 2017

great course discuss a very interesting and important points

By Adam A F

May 14, 2021

I learned a lot - thanks for providing free course material

By Eugene D G

Sep 22, 2020

This is such a Blessing and Opportunity at the same time.😊

By David K

Oct 15, 2020

Excellent start into the study of Philosophy and Religion.

By Thomas B

Sep 29, 2017

Very good! I have learned a lot of new things! Thank you!

By Mahalakshmi

Jun 30, 2020

it was an extremely insightful and informative course.

By Maxx G

Feb 22, 2018

Very informative and easy to follow and keep up with.