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Comentários e feedback de alunos de Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Sciences da instituição Universidade de EdimburgoUniversidade de Edimburgo

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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....

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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!


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.

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por Daniel C

29 de dez de 2020

Excellent course material at the right level of details.

por Derek C

15 de nov de 2020

An excellent course with clear, understandable lectures

por Rajesh K

22 de jun de 2020

Some crucial topics have been explained extremely well.


5 de jun de 2020

Excellent course for beginners in the field. Good work!

por Antonio F d A C

8 de nov de 2020

Great good introduction to a very interesting subject.

por Stefan V

10 de nov de 2017

Another great course from The University of Edinburgh!

por Sheba 1

27 de jan de 2022

V​ery informative content and dedicated professors.

por Francesco L

21 de jan de 2021

Great ! Well assembled course! I am very satisfied.

por Inga B H

2 de mai de 2019

What an amazing course! I really enjoyed it!

por Keith S

12 de out de 2019

Very good lecturers, very well delivered.

por Sachitha V S

23 de mai de 2020

Enjoyed it as same as gaining knowledge

por Bart S

9 de ago de 2017

excellent introduction: please repeat!

por JR L

19 de nov de 2021

Well presented. I enjoyed the course.

por jorge c

15 de fev de 2022

Muiot Relevante esse curso.NOTA 10.

por Blair K W D

2 de jun de 2020

An excellent course. Learned a lot,

por Ugonna O

6 de fev de 2022

very nice and intellectual course

por Muhammad H H N

3 de ago de 2020

A helpful course to start with...

por Prashant S S

2 de mai de 2019

Very nice and informative course

por W D C

3 de dez de 2021

I​ really enjoyed this course.

por Orhan S

26 de jul de 2017

Thanks for all the knowledge!

por Phaisal T

11 de ago de 2022

Very good course.

Thank you.

por Archie H

15 de abr de 2020

high level, very nice course

por Walter O A

13 de mar de 2019

Mind enhancing at any rate!

por S B

19 de jun de 2017

Interesting course. Wish it

por Basset B

29 de abr de 2020

one of my best cours ever!