800925 Ethics and Science

summer semester 2016 | Last update: 05.02.2024 Place course on memo list
Ethics and Science
SE 2
Introduction and elaboration of central concepts and methods for the discussion of ethical, legal and social implications of scientific research.
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.
Seminar with students’ presentations plus discussions in class

Philip Kitcher: Science, Truth and Democracy; Oxford University Press 2003.

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

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

Adam Biggle/Carl Mitcham: Ethics and Science. An Introduction; Cambridge University Press 2012.

Further information on reading during the opening session.

The seminar will be held as a block course with an additional introductory session. No special requirements for participation.
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2016-03-17
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free Vorbesprechung
Fri 2016-05-13
13.00 - 17.00 50101/1 SR 50101/1 SR Barrier-free
Sat 2016-05-14
09.00 - 17.00 UNO Saal UNO Saal Barrier-free
Fri 2016-06-17
13.00 - 17.00 UNO Saal UNO Saal Barrier-free
Sat 2016-06-18
09.00 - 17.00 UNO Saal UNO Saal Barrier-free