The discussion in this course will center around four major clashes of religious and scientific world views. (Terminology below borrowed from Philip Kitcher's book.)

Weeks 1-3
Living with Aristotle (eternity of the universe; monopsychism)
Weeks 4-6
Living with Newton (religion in the clockwork universe)
Weeks 7-9
Living with Darwin (religion in an undesigned universe)
Weeks 10-12
Living with Heisenberg (challenges to enlightenment epistemology)

Lectures are on Tuesday and Thursday at 11am in McCosh Hall 64. Precepts are on Thursday at 12:30 and 2:30pm.

Required textbooks

[Links to original language sources]