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Cursus: GEO2-2142
GEO2-2142
Philosophy of Science and Ethics
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO2-2142
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Undergraduate School Geowetenschappen; B Global Sustainability Science;
Contactpersoondr. F. van den Berg
E-mailf.vandenberg2@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. F. van den Berg
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
2  (11-11-2019 t/m 31-01-2020)
Aanvangsblok
2/  4
TimeslotD: WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 16-09-2019 08:00 t/m 29-09-2019 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 21-10-2019 08:00 t/m 22-10-2019 23:59
WachtlijstNee
Cursusdoelen
Please note: the information in the course manual is binding.
 
 
After completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • reflect upon science and the scientific method;
  • reflect upon moral problems in relation to (environmental) science;
  • coomunicate to a general audience on environmental issues, using philosophical tools & knowledge.
Inhoud
When analyzing an elephant with only a microscope, you won’t easily grasp the big picture. That is the risk of scientific specialization.
This course is about zooming out, looking for the big picture, and reflecting on the relations between science and ethics:
  1. Firstly we will analyze the scientific method. How does science work? What is the difference between scientific and pseudo-scientific knowledge claims? (Philosophy of science).
  2. Secondly, we will reflect on the moral question ‘How are we to live?’, and the political philosophical question ‘What is a just society?’ (Ethics, political philosophy)
  3. Thirdly, we will focus on two important moral issues: the humans-nonhuman animals relation, and the humans-nature relation, which addresses the environmental problems including climate change. (Animal ethics, environmental ethics).
This course contains an Honours component on Bilding (open to all students).

This course is the entry requirement for:
  • Bachelor’s thesis GSS (GEO3-2422).
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
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Voorkennis
Max. 175 students in period 2 and 100 students in period 4. In case more students are enrolled for the course the rules of the Teaching and Examination Regulations will be followed to appoint the students.
Exchange students can only participate in period 4.
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Okasha, Samir, Philosophy of Science. A Very Short Introduction, 2nd edition
Boek
Blackburn, Simon, Being Good. A Short Introduction to Ethics
Boek
DeGrazia, David, Animal Rights. A Very Short Introduction
Boek
Miller, David, Political Philosophy. A Very Short Introduction
Boek
Attfield, Robin, Environmental Ethics. A Very Short Introduction
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Mautner, Thomas (ed.), Dictionary of Philosophy
Boek
Berg, Floris van den, Philosophy for a Better World
Werkvormen
Hoorcolleges

Algemeen
Interactive lectures

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
4 columns, 2 written examinations, 1 paper

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Gestructureerd beoordelen van activiteiten en prestaties (van anderen en van zichzelf)
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Wetenschappelijke context
Maatschappelijke / culturele context
Ethisch perspectief
Rapporteren over onderzoek - schriftelijk
Rapporteren over onderzoek - mondeling

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