01:730:375 Advanced Topics in Philosophy
- Instructor: Zimmerman, Dean
Science & Religion
01 (D. Zimmerman) Since the earliest days of the scientific revolution, modern science has appeared to be at odds with the representatives of many religious traditions concerning certain important matters: the age of the earth, the origins of species, the existence of a soul that could survive death or be reincarnate, and so on. The course will provide some of the philosophical tools needed to reflect upon both the practice of science and the claims of religion—upon the nature of scientific method and the possibility of the supernatural—in order to discover how deep these apparent conflicts really run and what responses to them are most reasonable.
- Credits: 3
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