800905 Ethik und Wissenschaft

winter semester 2014/2015 | Last update: 05.02.2024 Place course on memo list
Ethik und Wissenschaft
SE 2
each semester
Introduction and elaboration of central concepts and methods for the discussion of ethical, legal and social implications of scientific research (language of instruction: german)
By way of selected case studies as, e.g., the Human Genome Project, ethical issues of contemporary scientific research as well as their potential solutions will be discussed. Special attention will be paid to the concerns of a democratic public and its specific methods of decision-making.(language of instruction: german)
Lecture style plus students’ presentations plus discussions in class (language of instruction: german)
Presentations and end-term papers (language of instruction: german)

Philip Kitcher: Science, Truth and Democracy; Oxford University Press 2001.

Philip Kitcher: Science in a Democratic Society; Amherst, New York, Prometheus Books, 2011.

Naomi Oreskes/Eric Conway: Merchants of Doubt; New York, Bloomsbury, 2010.

Wiltholt, Torsten: Die Freiheit der Forschung; Frankfurt a.M., Suhrkamp, 2012.

The seminar will be held as a block course with an additional introductory session. No special requirements for participation.
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Date Time Location
Thu 2014-10-16
17.00 - 18.00 UNO Saal UNO Saal Barrier-free Vorbesprechung
Fri 2014-11-28
13.00 - 18.00 UNO Saal UNO Saal Barrier-free
Sat 2014-11-29
09.00 - 14.00 UNO Saal UNO Saal Barrier-free
Fri 2015-01-09
13.00 - 18.00 UNO Saal UNO Saal Barrier-free
Sat 2015-01-10
09.00 - 14.00 UNO Saal UNO Saal Barrier-free