Yiftach Fehige (12 Lectures)
This course introduces to the central topics arising from the encounter between modern science and religion. It aims to integrate historical and philosophical perspectives about science and religion. Did modern science arise because of Christianity or despite of it? Are science and religion necessarily in conflict? Have they factually always been in conflict throughout history? Are proofs of God’s existence obsolete? Has science secularized society? What role should religions play in liberal democracies?
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)