The University of Edinburgh
Philosophy, Science and Religion: Religion and Science
The University of Edinburgh

Philosophy, Science and Religion: Religion and Science

Taught in English

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Dr Mog Stapleton
Dr J Adam Carter
Dr Orestis Palermos

Instructors: Dr Mog Stapleton

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26 hours to complete
3 weeks at 8 hours a week
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There are 6 modules in this course

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1 video3 readings1 discussion prompt

In this module Tim Maudlin, Professor of the Foundations of Physics at New York University (NYU) discusses stories and theories of the origins of the cosmos from the perspectives of various religions, philosophy, and Science. He then explains what our physics tells us and compares this to the origins stories.

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6 videos1 reading5 quizzes1 peer review2 discussion prompts

In this module Graham Priest, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York (CUNY) outlines the background and basic ideas of Buddhism. After considering whether Buddhism is compatible with science, he goes on to explain how some aspects of Buddhist thought are relevant to contemporary logic and science.

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9 videos5 readings2 peer reviews14 discussion prompts

In this module Kevin Scharp, Reader in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews introduces one of the most common arguments for Intelligent Design and considers whether it is a genuine scientific competitor to, or can even be made compatible with, evolutionary theory. He then presents the Fine-Tuning Argument for the existence of God and its criticisms.

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8 videos1 reading7 quizzes1 peer review3 discussion prompts

In this module Bethany Sollereder, Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Religion at the University of Oxford considers questions that arise in Christian Theology as a result of accepting evolutionary theory.

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6 videos2 readings5 quizzes3 discussion prompts

In this module David Clough, Professor of Theological Ethics at Chester University investigates three ways in which the question of human uniqueness prompt questions at the interface of theology and science. It asks ‘Are we alone in the Universe?’, ‘Where did we come from?’ and ‘Are we just animals?’ before going on to consider the ethical implications of a theological approach that engages these questions seriously.

What's included

6 videos8 readings2 quizzes1 peer review2 discussion prompts

Instructors

Instructor ratings
4.6 (53 ratings)
Dr Mog Stapleton
The University of Edinburgh
2 Courses48,317 learners
Dr J Adam Carter
The University of Edinburgh
3 Courses90,435 learners
Dr Orestis Palermos
The University of Edinburgh
3 Courses90,435 learners

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