Online course about Philosophy, Science, and Religion


I just came across a free series of online courses on Philosophy, Science, and Religion offered by the the prestigious University of Edinburgh, and thought it might be of interest to some here.

About this series:

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.

The first course in the series, Science and Philosophy, starts today, but you can enroll later. It lasts three weeks, and if you don’t like it you can always drop it.

There is lots of information on the course content and the professors on the web site, so do check it out.

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