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What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? This is the first part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Physical Sciences. Scientific research across the physical sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this course is to introduce you to some of the main areas and topics at the key juncture between philosophy and the physical sciences. Each week we will introduce you to some of these important questions at the forefront of scientific research. We will explain the science behind each topic in a simple, non-technical way, while also addressing the philosophical and conceptual questions arising from it. We’ll consider questions about the origin and evolution of our universe, the nature of dark energy and dark matter and the role of anthropic reasoning in the explanation of our universe. Learning Objectives Gain a fairly well-rounded view on selected areas and topics at the intersection of philosophy and the sciences Understand some key questions, and conceptual problems arising in the natural sciences. Develop critical skills to evaluate and assess these problems. Suggested Reading To accompany 'Philosophy and the Sciences', we are pleased to announce a tie-in book from Routledge entitled 'Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone'. This course companion to the 'Philosophy and the Sciences' course was written by the Edinburgh Philosophy and the Sciences team expressly with the needs of MOOC students in mind. 'Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone' contains clear and user-friendly chapters, chapter summaries, glossary, study questions, suggestions for further reading and guides to online resources. Please note, this companion book is optional - all the resources needed to complete the course are available freely and listed on the course site....



Nov 27, 2017

Many of the mathematical elements were beyond me, but the instructors presented the material in such a way that it really demonstrated the art of philosophical thinking about the field of science.


Oct 05, 2020

Thx to the professors for a wonderful overivew in understanding our universe. Also the role of the anthropic principle and philosophical approaches in advancing scientific progress in cosmology.

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von Rajesh K

Jun 22, 2020

Some crucial topics have been explained extremely well.


Jun 05, 2020

Excellent course for beginners in the field. Good work!

von Stefan V

Nov 10, 2017

Another great course from The University of Edinburgh!

von Inga B H

May 02, 2019

What an amazing course! I really enjoyed it!

von Keith S

Oct 12, 2019

Very good lecturers, very well delivered.

von Sachitha V S

May 23, 2020

Enjoyed it as same as gaining knowledge

von Bart S

Aug 10, 2017

excellent introduction: please repeat!

von Blair K W D

Jun 02, 2020

An excellent course. Learned a lot,

von Muhammad H H N

Aug 03, 2020

A helpful course to start with...

von Prashant S S

May 03, 2019

Very nice and informative course

von Orhan S

Jul 26, 2017

Thanks for all the knowledge!

von Amir H

Apr 15, 2020

high level, very nice course

von Walter O A

Mar 13, 2019

Mind enhancing at any rate!

von S B

Jun 19, 2017

Interesting course. Wish it

von Belakhdar A

Apr 29, 2020

one of my best cours ever!

von Vikash M

Jun 23, 2020

Absolutely fantastic!!

von Jose M T c

Jun 12, 2019

Great Curse. Thank you

von Anas E

Sep 03, 2017

Very Useful Course.

von NR A

Mar 17, 2017

Helpful. Thank you!

von manas s

Dec 01, 2016

well planned course

von Monica J

May 15, 2020

It's very useful

von Jennifer

Jan 09, 2019

very interesting


Oct 22, 2020

Muy buen curso.

von Rupert M

Feb 18, 2019

Epic course!

von Sabine B

May 26, 2020

Thank you!