Ethics in the Sciences and technics (sem)

lfilo2003e  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Ethics in the Sciences and technics (sem)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
2 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
Q2
Language
French
Prerequisites
Basic instruction in the philosophy of natural science and in ethical reflection ; Reading knowledge of English sufficient to allow for study of contemporary texts in philosophy of Nature and philosophy of natural science.
Main themes
The course will consist of a philosophical analysis of techno-scientific practices along parallel tracks.
- It will examine the societal dimensions of techno-scientific practice, and introduce the fundamental concepts of the sociology of science as well as movements related to " Sciences, technologies, societies " .
- It will also portray the ethical dimension of scientific practices, within the multiple dimensions of the techno-scientific sphere. The course will have two parts:
  • In the first, theoretical part it will provide an introduction to basic concepts in the sociology of science and the fundamental concepts of the ethical approach to science and technology.
  • The second part will analyze case studies chosen each year.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to :
  • analyze contemporary techno-scientific practices
  • distinguish the social and ethical significance of these practices
 
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