Trying to find course that's mix of science and philosophy

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Basically I spend my time researching and thinking about Parallel universes and simulation theory and would love to look into it more at university so am looking for a course at university or even just modules that would explore these.
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Don't bother with the philosophy. Just go for a physics course, maybe one where you can specialise in cosmology or something. At high level theoretical physics is actually very philosophical. You can always read philosophy books and papers in your own time. But the people who are really going to discover anything interesting are the scientists, not the philosophers.
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No disrespect but the fact that you dismiss philosophy shows to me that there's a very high chance you don't know what you're talking about. Science and philosophy are becoming one as we're no longer trying to recreate the past or helping the present but trying to create for the future. Physics degrees or modules at university don't have what I'm after as I've looked them up many times.
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I agree with Stephen. I believe he knew a little about his subject.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...y-is-dead.html

Stephen Hawking tells Google ‘philosophy is dead’
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I'm an academic philosopher and if your strength is in physics, do that by itself and bring philosophy to the table later. That's not because I think 'philosophy is dead' or whatever else (hubristic nonsense that fundamentally misunderstands what philosophy actually is), but if your research interests are answerable by science, go do them with science.
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With that said, if you're set on philosophy there are loads of places now that do stuff on phil of science and even a basic metaphysics module will have some stuff on possible worlds/parallel universes. probably better looking a scholars whose work you like and seeing where they teach, then looking at the undergrad (provided you are one?) syllabus on their school's website. Postgrad is easier in terms of content, find an academic that does the stuff you like, apply to work with them.
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