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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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13 nov. 2017

A very interesting course and it has given a great knowleddge to me about the concept of science and religion . just amazed and the professors taught this in a very impressive way . very nyccc .


13 mai 2017

Fine course, nice references for further reading, clear and nice instructors. Only two where a little odd: Statis Psillos, talking too fast, and Conor Cunningham, a bit too theatrical.

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par Jorge G

1 avr. 2018

Nice and interactive course. It gives you a good introduction into philosophy of science and its main challenges. As well it introduces you to the main BIG players in this field. The best asset, is some of its presentations, interactive and intellectually challenging.

par Shalonda V

15 mai 2017

This course gave me the fundamentals of philosophy without being too chatty or lengthy. It made me think harder and sparked a desire to go deeper into philosophy outside of the course. This course also gave me excellent tools to do just that. I recommend it to all.

par Jung H L

8 avr. 2020

Excellent course! I'd like to everyone involved in the production and decision to make this great available to us for free specially in this time of needs. I will honour the time, resources and generosity by sharing it with friends and family. Thanks again!

par Tony B

8 avr. 2020

A first class course with professionally produced media, appropriate sharing of information real time interaction with online coursework - I always know whats next on my to do list and where i left off. You can be confident in the content and delivery

par Pablo G A

18 août 2017

I was very pleased of taking this course. I recommend every course of the University of Edinburgh, I think they are of a very good quality. You learn very interesting things, and furthermore, it is very helpful to practice English language skills.

par Martin B

19 mai 2020

All of the lecturers were outstanding. I like the way the course is structured. Not just multi-choice questions but also short essays that can be criticized by fellow students. That is what philosophy is all about - the give and take to ideas.

par Astromuon K

23 févr. 2020

This course has totally change the way I understand science, philosophy and religion. It opens my eyes and brings me into the new world through its great contents and its simplicity of explanation. I cannot thank you enough to all instructors.

par Emiel d J

8 déc. 2018

In the beginning of the course I had the sense that the course was somewhat biased towards religion. But later on I found out that both aspects are explained quite honest and well in the course. All in all well worth the time and effort.

par Antonio A

4 févr. 2020

An Excellent course, congratulations to all professors. Now, I have a really greater perspective from Philosophy. After I´ve done my first course: Intro to Philo, now, I´ve gotten another points of view in order to write articles.

par Anne S

5 janv. 2018

A very interesting and well presented introduction to a controversial area of debate. Encourages further intellectual investigation of three disciplines that seem to have more in common than many would like to admit.

par Pavithra V

26 août 2017

This course has helped me look at a lot of things from a different point of view. It was a thrilling experience to discover that a lot of theories that seem obviously true aren't really so! The lectures were amazing.

par Will W

22 déc. 2017

This course has brought a lot of clarity to my understanding of the basic issues at stake in the intersection of science and philosophy. I look forward to trying out the rest of the PSR courses from U. of Edinburgh!

par Eleison D d S C

16 juin 2019

Excelent course! Just the videos by Mark Harris are not very undestandable. He mumbles and it becomes difficult to follow along him. Also I would suggest more illustration on his videos, otherwise becomes boring..

par Sen Z

2 sept. 2017

Thought provoking course.

As a atheist, this course gives me lots of new views of thinking religions and 'science'. Also leave me to think why we need religion or science in the first place. Really good!

par Rodrigo S S R

13 mai 2017

Fine course, nice references for further reading, clear and nice instructors. Only two where a little odd: Statis Psillos, talking too fast, and Conor Cunningham, a bit too theatrical.


29 août 2020

Excellent instructors and clear explanations. Very fluid, interesting and motivating content to continue learning about philosophy of science. Thanks for arousing my curiosity.

par Christopher B

6 févr. 2017

I really enjoyed this course and the effort it put forth to open the dialogue of religion, science and philosophy. Thank you for creating a space to openly discuss belief.

par Lorena P

30 juin 2019

Very interesting course!!!! I can see many concepts about science in a different light now and I've learnt many others which were utterly new to me. Thank you so much!!!

par Mardohar B B S

24 juin 2020

Well, how can i put it: it is a strong way -but a wise one -to pin the noisy barking of religious fanaticism down without causing them to lose their human pride.

par Think D

30 déc. 2020

Over all, Very impressive methodology for imparting knowledge . Lectures / materials were Excellent.

I have learned a lot and also will recommend others.

par Tahir S

21 juin 2017

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.

par Tsvi B

24 févr. 2017

Enjoyed a lot watching this course. Gives a lot to think about!

Thank you so much for providing such an interesting and quality content for free!

par Luis J

20 avr. 2019

An excellent course, which touches all facets of the religion science relationship, teachers are very professional in content transmission

par Julian E

26 janv. 2021

I was disappointed by the summary, which gave me the feeling that this course is only there to defame Young Earth Creationism. I, as European citizen, do not feel any relevance of Young Earth Creationism in my social, professional life at all. So why investing time in defending something that is only attacked by a minority mostly in the US? Why not looking at the positives how Philosophy, Science and Religion share the same view, how it works together in a symbiosis?

par Paulo D S

26 juil. 2022

O​veral, I consider it a very good and interesting course.

To be fair, I didn't like the last module on Creationism (Week 5), neither the topic nor the teacher (Prof. David de Pomerai) which was far from the quality standards of all other Professors.

Final note should be 4.5/5