Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Between 10-12 weekly tutorials and between 20-24 lectures, normally two lectures per week |
Total Time Commitment: an average of 9 hours each week.
|Prerequisites:||Two second year HPS subjects|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||There is no specific background knowledge required for this subject.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Previously offered at 3rd year under the code 672-332. Students who have completed 672332 are not permitted to enrol in this subject.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Neil Thomason, Mr Stephen Jezreel Alla Ames
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This subject studies the complex relationship between religion, theology, and the natural sciences. Theological concerns guided the science of Kepler, Newton and many other early scientists. They held that studying the Universe demonstrated the attributes of God. After Darwin, this view was replaced by radically different ones: to some science and religion are necessarily antagonistic, to others they belong to different realms, to yet others there is a mutually illuminating consonance between the two. We examine this change, the reasoning (good and bad) behind it and its residues, including some modern debates: "Anthropic Principle", multiple universes, and such scientific/philosophical issues such as "Why are the laws of nature what they are?" Finally, we explore the relationship between the "personal God" of religious experience and the "philosophers" God" posited to explain facts about the natural world.
Students who successfully complete this subject should...
|Assessment:||Written work totalling 6000 words comprising a short paper of 750 words 13% (due week 5), a longer paper of 1250 words 21% (due week 8) and two final papers of 2000 words 33% each (due during the examination period).|
A subject reader will be available from the University Bookstore at the beginning of semester and Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction (Ed. by Ferrigan)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who successfully complete this subject should
|Links to further information:||http://www.pasi.unimelb.edu.au/hps/|
|Notes:||For 2nd year see 136-260. 136-260 is available for 2nd year science credit for students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 degree only), or a combined BSc course (except for the BA/BSc).|
History and Philosophy of Science |
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