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A short course of lectures
«The Big Questions in Science and Religion»





Basic PerspectivesTruth in ArtDoes Science Allow for Revelation and Divine Action?Is Science Value-Free?Psychology and Religious ExperienceMiracles in the World ReligionsExplaining Altruism GeneticallyAre There Causes outside the Domain of Science?Process Philosophy and the Creative Temporality of GodDiffering Interpretations of ExperienceNontheistic Developments in ReligionModern Religious Views about the End of the UniverseSuffering and Randomness in EvolutionThe Goal of the Far-Future UniverseThe Development of Philosophical Views of Space and TimeFrom Consciousness to a Physical UniverseReligious and Scientific Views of the PersonThe Origins of Religion and Spiritual SensibilitySemitic Ideas of the SoulReligion and Morality in Eastern TraditionsAre Quests for Ultimate Explanation Properly Scientific?Possible Religious Goals of an Evolutionary UniverseThe Possibility of Particular Divine Acts in the WorldTop-Down CausalityComputers and Artificial IntelligenceReductionism and the Reaction against DescartesThree Problems with the Biblical StoryMiracles as Extraordinary Manifestations of Spiritual PowerDegeneration or Progress in History?Can We Ever Trust Testimony to the Occurrence of a Miracle?Some Problems with the MultiverseProvidence and HistoryGod and the MultiverseSpace and Time in Traditional Religious ThoughtOther Eastern Analyses of the Human PersonWhat Is the Nature of Space and Time?Buddhism and the Human PersonThe Development of Theism in Hebrew ThoughtTheistic EvolutionReligious Views That Place the Goal of Life beyond the UniverseThe Worlds of Science and of Common SenseIs Evolution Compatible with Creation?Morality and SociobiologyWhole—Part CausationA More Subtle Form of Duality in NeuropsychologyScience and the Humanities and Social SciencesPersonal ExplanationGod and the Possibility of Multiple Space/TimesMathematical Models and What Reality Is LikeTemporal Flow and FreedomMiracles in Different Religious ContextsFacts about Human Motives and GoalsScience and the End of ReductionismHow Will the Universe End?Value, Faith, and ScienceIndian Religious Stories of the Origin of All ThingsRevelation As a Form of Divine ActionNegative and Positive Views of TimeThe "Indifference" of Evolutionary LawsEvolution and TranshumanismIntelligent DesignHume's Argument That Miracles Are Absolutely ImpossibleIs It Still Possible to Speak of the Soul?The Idea of NecessityThe Mechanisms of EvolutionAre Miracles Transgressions of the Laws of Nature?Quantum Physics and ConsciousnessTheism, Idealism, and Arguments for GodHas Science Made Belief in God Obsolete?Ultimate Pessimism and Ultimate Optimism in Scientific CosmologyThe Possibility of Religious Explanations of the UniverseThe Double-Aspect Theory of Brain and ConsciousnessReligion between the Sciences and the Humanities and Social SciencesThe "Three-Age" View of Human Intellectual HistoryThe Classical View of God as Spaceless and TimelessThe Biblical Story As the Origin of the Scientific OutlookCreation and CreationismProcess PhilosophyThe Primacy of ConsciousnessCan God Be an Ultimate Explanation?Original Sin and EvolutionPost-Enlightenment ReligionSome Facts That Are Not Scientific— The Case of HistoryThe Scientific Search for a Final TheoryCan Science Provide a Wholly Naturalistic Explanation for Moral and Religious Beliefs?Religious Attitudes about the End of the UniverseIs There a Firm and Unalterable Experience That Establishes Absolute Laws of Nature?The End of the Closed Causal Web?Indian Religious Traditions and Spiritual CausalityReligious Experience in the Semitic TraditionsThe God HypothesisWhat Can an Omnipotent Being Do?Empirical Surveys of Religious ExperienceWhy Improbable Events Probably OccurFlowing Time and Block TimeReligious and Scientific CosmologiesIs Time an Illusion?The German Idealist Roots of Evolutionary ThoughtThe Theistic Hope for a New CreationThe Spectrum of Religious Claims about the Origin of the UniverseIs Science the Only Sure Path to Truth?Fine-tuning ArgumentsThree Scientific Views of the End of the UniverseThe Resurrection of Jesus as a Paradigmatic MiracleThe Self-Unfolding Nature of an Evolutionary CosmosThe Relation of Religious and Scientific Claims about the End of the UniverseThe Difference Religious Belief Makes to MoralityDo the Laws of Nature Exclude Miracles?How Did the Universe Begin? Quantum Theory and the Laws of NatureMoral and Religious ExperienceThe Discovery of the Laws of NatureReality and AppearanceScience and Arguments for GodThe Spectrum of Religious Views of the Human PersonGod, Necessity, and the Problem of EvilReligion and Morality in the Semitic TraditionsThe Importance of Experience in ReligionMust All Facts Be Publicly Observable?Two Ancient Stories of the Origin of All ThingsThe Causal Efficacy of Conscious StatesReligious Experience in Indian Traditions
 
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