Teaching & PhD
Humanities and Social Sciences Program
PhD StudentsVolynskaya Alina,
The aim of this course is to examine the conflicts between science and religion. Conflicts that are inevitable when science decides to tackle themes that overlap with those discussed in sacred texts, in particular the question of the origin of the world or of living organisms.
This course takes the long history of opponents of Darwin and Darwinism (creationists, neo-creationists, supporters of intelligent design) to try to understand their strategies and arguments.
This course is an introduction to the question of conspiracy theories.
The aim of this course is to review the conditions (both historical and epistemological) that have enabled the sciences to gain autonomy from religion.
Can one be a scientist and a believer at the same time? Is science the enemy of faith? Should a scientist always be an atheist or an agnostic? These are some of the questions dealt with in this seminar. Its purpose is to present the various forms of the debate between science and religion.