Religion and Science
T, R | 2:00-3:15
This course is a study of the constructions of “science” and “religion.” In particular we will focus on the ways that these concepts have been co-constructed, focusing on their varied relationships throughout history. We will look at uses of the terms in the history of science, the impact of scientific revolution on understandings of nature and gender, the shifting significance of science and religion from scientists and philosophers who advocate for science as religion, and the use of the natural sciences (in particular cognitive sciences) in religious studies.
There are no required texts. Any readings will be posted to Blackboard.