Science and Philosophy - A Fresh Perspective (Spring term) (PHL 08)

  • Day and time: Thursday 15:20 - 16:35
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (10 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 18
  • Start date: 14 January 2021
  • Description:

    This course (with accompanying book, copies available at cost price) introduces a binary philosophical structure; it then proceeds to treat the subjects of Information, Physics, Psychology, Biology and Sociology within this structure. Most of us have asked if there is more to life than meets the eye. Why are we here? What meaning is there to life? What happens when we die? Such fascinating and absorbing questions have been integral to the human experience from time immemorial. Are they incompatible with the modern intellectual approach which requires measurable, physical evidence to establish any fact? Applying the scientific approach has achieved wonderful results but surely it is a requirement of science to consider what science might miss? The course structure therefore deals with the link between scientific and metaphysical factors. Requirements are school level science and a keen willingness to follow (and to debate) where the logic leads.

  • Format: Lecture

  • Tutor: Michael Pitman
  • My interest is the integration without prejudice of mankind's perennial disciplines of philosophy, science and religion. Long-term research has resulted in the systematic co-treatment of the subjects in our course.

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