Philosophy, Science and Religion: Science and Philosophy

Philosophy, Science and Religion

Course Created and Presented by: University of Edinburgh

About this 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.


Created by:   The University of Edinburgh

  • Dr J Adam Carter

    Taught by:    Dr J Adam Carter, Researcher

    Epistemology - Philosphy

  • Dr Orestis Palermos

    Taught by:    Dr Orestis Palermos, Research Explorer

    School of Philosophy

  • Dr Mark Harris

    Taught by:    Dr Mark Harris, Senior Lecturer in Science and Religion

    School of Divinity

  • Professor Duncan Pritchard

    Taught by:    Professor Duncan Pritchard, Professor of Philosophy

    University of Edinburgh