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Philosophy and the Sciences (#philsci)

Learn about the historical and philosophical foundations of contemporary science.

What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness?

Scientific research across both the physical sciences and the cognitive 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 sciences. The course is structured around two broad areas: 

  1. Philosophy and the Physical Sciences
  2. Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences

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