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Sobre o curso

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....

Melhores avaliações

RR

28 de jan de 2017

Un curso muy completo y fácil de digerir sobre la cosmología y el principio antrópico, muy recomendable para la comprensión que se tiene sobre el universo actualmente y la razón de nuestra existencia.

NJ

1 de jun de 2021

The course was really fun and enjoyable. The course offered a lot of information in a very simple way. All the instructors were very fluent with their explanation and I thoroughly enjoyed this course!

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por F. A

11 de fev de 2018

Un curso muy útil para todos aquellos interesados en la relación entre física y filosofía. Entrega herramientas precisas para reconocer los problemas filosóficos de la cosmología.

por Luis J

4 de mai de 2019

Excellent course, with the contribution of professionals,

that manage to transmit not only the knowledge but the questions to solve, Transmitted in excellent form.

por Jovana K

4 de dez de 2019

This was a beautiful overview and introduction to the philosophy of physical sciences. I am excited about taking more courses with/at The University of Edinburgh.

por angela f

25 de abr de 2022

The material is challenging, but presented clearly enough and at just the right level to be understandable. The instructors and engaging and enjoyable.

por VINOD T P

30 de mai de 2020

The course was fascinating and inspirational. It revealed to me the connection between science and philosophy in the context of cutting edge knowledge.

por Rulx N

25 de abr de 2019

Important notions to learn for who is interested in science; this could help us better communicate with each other particularly with science opponents

por Ahmad S

29 de ago de 2017

Great course! Special thanks to Prof. John Peacock as he explained all the information in a very simplistic way. I liked his videos so much

por Csaba D

24 de dez de 2019

I learned interesting ways of abording the subject of new theories. As a physics teacher, I will use some ideas in my everyday practice.

por Francisco A

1 de set de 2017

A remarkable experience. Great lectures, beautiful surroundings, well chosen readings. I guess I will sign up for the second part of it.

por Héctor R R M

19 de jun de 2020

Curso muy interesante. El material se explica de forma clara, comprensible para cualquier audiencia y nivel de conocimiento previo.

por Jorge C

19 de abr de 2021

Great professors and instructions. Very good notes and made the process of learning about Universe expansion very interesting.

por Atimukta M

29 de dez de 2018

This course will let you dive into the depth of universe and see through the theories and reason for their existence till now.

por Malcolm C

30 de out de 2020

Some of the dark energy stuff was a bit above my head but overall it was interesting and simple (but challenging) to follow.

por Chagari A P R

17 de jan de 2020

Bridges philosophy and cosmology seamlessly. Prof Peacock's lectures are brilliantly lucid. Wonderfully demystifying course.

por Hugh H

4 de set de 2017

Fantastic material. Well delivered lectures. This course is challenging and requires you to pay close attention. I loved it.

por Rabeet T

6 de mai de 2020

Extremely well explained! A brilliant course highly recommended for anyone who wishes to learn about cosmology and reality

por Oscar R

26 de jul de 2019

This course is very interesting to get to know deeply Contemporary astronomy and his philosophical consequences. Thanks

por Leonardo A E L

30 de set de 2016

Really amazing course, I enjoyed a lot the videos and additinal lectures. Looking forward for a more extended course.

por GIULIANO Z

12 de mai de 2020

Very well explained, even if it's filled with some of the most difficoult topics human beings have ever conceived.

por Gabriela C G

27 de set de 2018

EXCELENTE CURSO!!! LOS ACADÉMICOS EXPLICAN DE MANERA MUY CLARA, CONCEPTOS QUE PODRÍAN PARECER DE MUCHA DIFICULTAD.

por Maruf L

26 de set de 2019

very interesting course. I learnt a lot new things and also reinforced some of the other things I use to know.

por Pascal S

26 de mai de 2019

A great course. My only quiblle are that the summary slides don't always coincide with the video explanations.

por Robert C C

24 de abr de 2019

This course wasn't exactly what I thought it would be, It was better. I found it to be challenging but good.

por Lora X

27 de set de 2018

The physics part is somewhat challenging, but good for getting a sense of the philosophy of physical sciences.

por Tohid H

29 de out de 2020

The perspective that this course proposes is fascinating and engaging. I hope to see more courses like this.