HPS272H1: Science against Religion? A Complex History



This course introduces students to the central topics arising from the encounter between modern science and religion. It aims to integrate historical and philosophical perspectives about science and religion. Did modern science arise because of Christianity or despite of it? Are science and religion necessarily in conflict? Have they factually always been in conflict throughout history? Are proofs of God's existence obsolete? Has science secularized society? What role should religions play in liberal democracies?

Society and its Institutions (3)