Philosophy of science and ethics of science
Course language: German
Module 1: Philosophy of Science:
Contents include: What is science? What characterizes a good theory? What is the interplay between experiment/observation and theory? In what sense is there certain scientific knowledge? What are the differences in the various scientific disciplines? (e.g. natural science vs. humanities)
Module 2: Ethics of science and technology assessment:
Contents include: Are we allowed to do everything we can? What is the role of science in society? What does technology assessment do? How do we assess the consequences of technology?