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Ethics of Responsibility: An Introduction to Applied Ethics

Course 0000004932 in WS 2020/1

General Data

Course Type seminar
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS)
Lecturers Jörg-Wilhelm Wernecke
Dates 7 singular or moved dates

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Further Information

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additional remarks This course offers an introduction to applied ethics to give an overview of different ethical positions, their justifications and applications in science and technology. Background: Our every-day life is shaped extensively by science and technology. With respect of their outstanding success for modern societies science and technology are also confronted with a lot of ethical challenges. Two main issues can be identified: first the relationship between purpose (e.g. progress?) and (technical) innovations relating to the ethical consequences (e.g.: Do the ends really justifies all means?) and second the ethical validation of direct and incidental consequences of technical practice (risk and success). How can our current challenges be successfully handled in an ethically responsibility manner? What could be the elements of a concept of a "responsible innovation"? This course offers an introduction to ethics to give an overview of different ethical positions, their justifications and applications in science and technology.
Links E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
TUMonline entry

Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
SS 2020 Ethics of Responsibility: An Introduction to Applied Ethics Wernecke, J. singular or moved dates
WS 2019/20 An Introduction to Applied Ethics: Current Issues (Bioethics) Wernecke, J. Thu, 09:15–12:30, 1229
WS 2019/20 Ethics and Responsibility: Environmental Ethics and Nature Conservation Sandmann, E.
SS 2019 Ethics of Responsibility: An Introduction to Applied Ethics Bechtold, S. Wernecke, J. Mon, 09:00–12:00, 370
SS 2018 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability singular or moved dates
WS 2017/8 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability singular or moved dates
WS 2017/8 Ethics and Responsibility (Bioethics) singular or moved dates
SS 2017 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability Mon, 13:00–14:30, HO41
SS 2017 Ethics and Responsibility singular or moved dates
WS 2016/7 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability singular or moved dates
WS 2016/7 Ethics and Responsibility (Bioethics) Mon, 13:00–14:30, HO41
SS 2016 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability singular or moved dates
SS 2016 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability Mon, 13:00–15:00, HO41
and singular or moved dates
WS 2015/6 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability singular or moved dates
WS 2015/6 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability Mon, 13:00–14:30, HO41
SS 2015 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability singular or moved dates
SS 2015 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability Wed, 10:00–12:00, O18
WS 2014/5 Ethics and Responsibility – Sustainability Wed, 12:15–13:45, WZW H08
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