45.337 Science & Meaning of Nature

Science & Meaning of Nature

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5544
Status Active

The Scientific Revolution in seventeenth century Europe transformed our relationship to the world. This class analyzes the meaning of this transformation, inquiring into such questions as what defines science as a unique discipline, whether science and religion are intrinsically in conflict, and whether the lesson of science is that the universe is merely the result of impersonal laws and blind chance, or whether there is a place for meaning and purpose in the world.