Ethics in the Sciences and technics

lfilo2003  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Ethics in the Sciences and technics
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).
5 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
Crucifix Michel (compensates Rezsohazy René); Jeanmart Hervé; Pence Charles (coordinator); Rezsohazy René;
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.

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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