Chevron Left
Back to Philosophy, Science and Religion: Philosophy and Religion

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Philosophy, Science and Religion: Philosophy and Religion by The University of Edinburgh

314 ratings
76 reviews

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 • 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 and you can follow the hashtag #psrmooc...

Top reviews

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.

Apr 28, 2020

It is a good course that provide a basic understanding for inter-relation between religion and philosophy as both of the believe systems have existed since hundred years ago

Filter by:

26 - 50 of 77 Reviews for Philosophy, Science and Religion: Philosophy and Religion

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 Ramon N

Jul 25, 2018

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

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 M E

Sep 13, 2017

great course discuss a very interesting and important points

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.

By Gaurav P

Apr 4, 2018

Thanks Coursera for providing this wonderful course

By Jann J ( D

Dec 23, 2017

All I can say got me thinking!!

By Alejandro G J

Apr 20, 2018

It was a great and interesting course

By Rita d C A G O

Oct 8, 2017

Excellent! Very interesting and useful.

By Horacio M C

Jul 11, 2019

Curso muy recomendable de alto nivel.

By Essaq A R

Feb 16, 2018

thank you for offering this coure

By Prashant S S

May 2, 2019

Very nice and informative course

By William M M

Sep 7, 2018

Excellent, addictive course.

By Lloyd H

Oct 30, 2020

Excellent! Recommended!