800601 Science bears responsibility

summer semester 2016 | Last update: 29.06.2016 Place course on memo list
800601
Science bears responsibility
VO 2
2,5
weekly
not applicable
English

The course aim is a general introduction to discussions on the role and commitments of science and research in modern societies. This implies specifically an introduction to the fundamentals of the philosophy of science as well as to the ethics of research.

Based on case studies from the history of science as well as from recent developments, and referring specifically to research on climate change and to medical research, the question will be addressed how science is related to societal concerns, i.e. what it can achieve and what it is supposed to do eventually for the wider public.

As the relationship between science and society underwent considerable changes during the last few decades, this will finally  lead to a discussion of the norms governing scientific research, where these norms comprise methodological as well as ethical commitments.

Lecture plus discussion

Written examnination (details to be specified with class beginning)

Philip Kitcher: Science in a  Democratic Society; Prometheus Books 2011.

Adam Briggle/Carl Mitcham: Ethics and Science; Cambridge University Press 2012

not applicable
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Date Time Location
Wed 2016-03-09
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-03-16
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-04-06
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-04-13
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-04-20
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-04-27
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-05-04
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-05-11
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-05-18
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-05-25
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-06-01
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-06-08
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-06-15
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-06-22
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Wed 2016-06-29
18.30 - 20.00 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F
Tue 2016-07-19
15.00 - 16.30 Hörsaal F Hörsaal F Klausur