Philosophy and the Sciences

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Learn about the historical and philosophical foundations of contemporary science. Explore cutting-edge debates in the philosophy of the physical sciences and philosophy of the cognitive sciences.
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 102 reviews
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3 years, 11 months ago
This course consists of two parts - philosophy of cosmology and philosophy of mind. You can take it as one track (either of these) or both (if you aim for distinction). Course includes peer-reviewed essays, and if you have prior background in philosophy, this course will be an easy one, but it gives a nice methodological way of explaining complicated topics in a simple manner. I salute the way the cosmological concepts of dark matter and dark energy were explained easily by a trained physicist, and the way the discussion forums were moderated by competent staff members. I liked the first part of the course better as well, but it's a matter of taste, I guess. All in all, a good course even if you're familiar with these topics, you might enjoy various discussions.
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2/10 starsCompleted
  • 11 reviews
  • 10 completed
4 years, 10 months ago
As I explained before, weeks 1 to 4 are absolutely 5 stars. The rest, except for the lectures of Suilin and Kenny are worth probably 1 to 2 stars.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 11 months ago
This is one of the best courses I've ever taken. It introduces you to the basics about philosophy of science, and then takes you through a journey into some topics. Two broad areas are covered - cosmology and cognition (and you can even get a certificate if you only care for one of them!). The lectures are varied and engaging. They are introductory but go into some detail. I learned a lot, and I had prior exposure to this topic. If you're interested in this topic, I couldn't recommend this course more. There's nothing negative to say, maybe apart from the fact that the evaluation was a little too simple. But in any case, this is as near as you'll get to a perfect 5-star course.
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