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- Interface Between Religion, Science and Philosophy
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Interface between Religion, Science and Philosophy
This course will examine topics in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science, as well as issues that arise at the interface between the disciplines of science, religion, and philosophy.
About the Course
|Course Length||2 weeks|
28th July - 10th August 2013
All students will be staying in Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
If you would prefer to organise your own accommodation, please contact email@example.com
|Prerequisites||Only suitable for native/near-native English speakers|
|Participants||Open access. Students attend from all over the world|
|Further Information||For further information on the college, the staff and the all inclusive activities and excursions click here|
- The NOMA view of science and religion - an investigation of Stephen Jay Gould's view of science and religion as constituting ‘non-overlapping magisteria'.
- The beginnings of the universe - scientific, religious, and philosophical approaches to the question ‘why is there something rather than nothing?'
- The meaning of life - scientific, philosophical, and religious approaches to the question ‘what does it all mean?' Morality, religion, and science.
- What is the relationship between morality and religion? Can science give us any insight into morality
- Natural theology. Are there any plausible arguments for the existence of god?
- Philosophy of science. Are scientific theories (known to be) true?
- Science, religion, and philosophy ... and politics. What are the political implications of science and religion (and philosophy)? Is science ideological or politically neutral? What place does religion have in the public sphere?
Course Reading List:
- Reason, Faith, and Revolution by Terry Eagleton
- God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens
- The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn.
No previous experience of philosophy is required, students who have studied philosophy before will also find the course stimulating.
**Please note** While every effort is made to give participants an accurate description of the course content and structure, they should note that details of course content and structure may change as a result of tutor availability, interests, and expertise. In addition, participants should note that tutors will make efforts, where practicable, to address, and include material relating to, students' specific interests and requests where these are notified beforehand.
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