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Ethics and Responsibility: An Introduction to Applied Ethics

Course CVL0001008 in SS 2021

General Data

Course Type seminar
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Academic Programs WTG
Lecturers Eva Sandmann
Jörg-Wilhelm Wernecke
Dates Thu, 09:00–12:45

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

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additional remarks Our every-day life is shaped extensively by science and technology. With respect of their outstanding success modern 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) instruments (Does the end really justifies all means?) relating to the ethical consequences and second the ethical validation of direct and incidental consequences of technical practice (risk & effort). How can these challenges be successfully handled and integrated in a complex social world? This course offers an introduction to ethics to give an overview of different ethical positions, their justifications and applications in science and technology. At the end of the course participants will have differentiated knowledge and understanding and a faculty of judgment to identify ethical problems in the context of technology and society. All participants are expected to give one presentation during the course (2 ECTS). For 3 ECTS presentation & essay is necessary. Visiting the course intrinsic motivation but NO special philosophical knowledge is necessary!
Links E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
TUMonline entry

Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
SS 2022 An Introduction to Applied Ethics: Current Issues (Bioethics) Wernecke, J. singular or moved dates
SS 2022 Ethics of Responsibility: An Introduction to Applied Ethics (Core Topic MA STS) Wernecke, J. singular or moved dates
WS 2021/2 An Introduction to Applied Ethics: Current Issues (Bioethics) Wernecke, J. singular or moved dates
SS 2021 Ethics of Responsibility: An Introduction to Applied Ethics (Core Topic MA STS) Wernecke, J. singular or moved dates
SS 2021 Ethics and Responsibility: Environmental Ethics and Nature Conservation Sandmann, E.
SS 2021 Robo Ethics (Ethical Challenges of Autonomous Machines) Wernecke, J. Mon, 14:00–17:15
and singular or moved dates
WS 2020/1 Ethics of Responsibility: An Introduction to Applied Ethics Wernecke, J. singular or moved dates
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 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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