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Suggested: 6 Modules; 2-3 hours of study per module...

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction to the course

2 videos (Total 7 min), 4 readings
4 readings
About this course10m
Course assessments and exercises10m
Course textbook10m
Introductory Reading: Faith and Rationality10m
1 hour to complete

Mind, Science, and Religion

5 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Lecture 1.4: Religious Belief and the Cognitive Science of Religion8m
Lecture 1.5: Religious Belief Disproved?3m
2 readings
Introductory Reading: Does Contemporary Neuroscience Debunk Religious Belief?10m
Find out more...!10m
3 practice exercises
Test your understanding4m
Test your understanding2m
Module Quiz6m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Science and Religion in the Public Realm

5 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
5 videos
Lecture 2.4 - Views on human origins12m
Lecture 2.5 - Is the religious public in moral conflict with science?9m
1 reading
Religion and Science: Beyond the Epistemological Conflict Narrative10m
6 practice exercises
Test your understanding4m
Test your understanding2m
Test your understanding2m
Test your understanding4m
Module Quiz6m
Assess the reading critically10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Religious Disagreement and Friendly Theism/Atheism

4 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
3 readings
Introductory Reading: Are Theism and Atheism Totally Opposed?10m
Further reading10m
Testimony and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge10m
4 practice exercises
Test your understanding!6m
Test your understanding!6m
Module Quiz6m
Assess the reading critically2m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

The Hiddenness Argument and the Contribution of Philosophy

5 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
Lecture 4.4 - The relationship between religion and science7m
Lecture 4.5 - Philosophy's contribution to the theism debates5m
2 readings
Introductory Reading: Is God Hidden, Or Does God Simply Not Exist?10m
Divine Hiddenness and Human Philosophy10m
5 practice exercises
Test your understanding6m
Test your understanding2m
Module Quiz6m
Test your understanding4m
Assess the reading critically2m
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Top reviews from Philosophy, Science and Religion: Philosophy and Religion

By CWJun 10th 2018

This was a first class course in all respects. The calibre of the lecturers was very high indeed and they all made the material very accessible.

By EMDec 8th 2017

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

Instructors

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Dr Orestis Palermos

Research Explorer
School of Philosophy
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Dr Mark Harris

Senior Lecturer in Science and Religion
School of Divinity
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Professor Duncan Pritchard

Professor of Philosophy
University of Edinburgh
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Dr J Adam Carter

Researcher
Epistemology - Philosphy

About The University of Edinburgh

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