Jean-François Bert

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Humanities and Social Sciences Program

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City

PhD Students

Volynskaya Alina,

Courses

Knowledge, awareness, beliefs I

What is knowledge? By using the tools of the history of science, of epistemology but also of sociology and anthropology, it will be a question of understanding how knowledge is produced, transmitted, but also what are the useful approaches to observe them

Science, reason and faith I

The issue of both the origins and the end of mankind and the universe was simultaneously asked by religions and major myths as well as Western science starting in the XVIIth century.

Science, reason and faith II

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.

Knowledge, awareness, beliefs II

This course is an introduction to the question of beliefs which reflect our concerns, our “image of the world” or even our social organization.

Sciences and religions I

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.

Sciences and religions II

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.