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Cursus: 202001546
202001546
Philosophy of Technology Lab
Cursus informatie
Cursus202001546
Studiepunten (ECTS)3
CursustypeCursus
VoertaalEngels
ContactpersoonM. Gonzalez Woge
E-mailm.gonzalezwoge@utwente.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. A.D. Beldad, PhD
Docent
M. Gonzalez Woge
Contactpersoon van de cursus
M. Gonzalez Woge
Collegejaar2020
Aanvangsblok
2B
Aanmeldingsprocedure-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Cursusdoelen
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
  • Think critically about the transformational potential of disruptive technologies;
  • Identify and analyse ethical aspects and philosophical problems of disruptive technologies;
  • Display, in a written format, a critical analysis of an ethical and philosophical issue related to her/his chosen case study;
  • Envision alternatives to existing or emerging ethical problems related to the technology;
  • Communicate, in an engaging manner, the results of her/his research and analysis to the ATLAS community;
  • Be better prepared to perform her/his future work as a New Engineer in the design, development, production, and/or management of technologies in an ethical way
Inhoud
The Philosophy of Technology Lab aims to introduce ATLAS students to ethical and philosophical reflection on disruptive technologies.

Artificial Intelligence, robotics, geoengineering, nanomedicine, synthetic biology, and neurotechnology are examples of technologies that have the potential to transform the cultural, social, and economic dimensions of our everyday lives as well as to contribute in solving world challenges such as climate change and the extinction of biodiversity.

Despite their potential, disruptive technologies pose complex questions that require ethical reflection. Traditional notions such as natural and artificial, as well as the boundaries of safety and surveillance, freedom and responsibility, are rapidly shifting along with the development and transformation of these technologies.

By the end of this course, students will be able to better understand the impact of disruptive technologies and envision ways for innovation that contributes to a future worth wanting.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Lectures on Ethics and Philosophy of Technology
  • Seminar-like discussions of peer-reviewed literature
  • Research and analysis of a case study chosen by the student
  • Creation of evidence of such research and analysis in relation to Innovation, Activism, Policy, Public Engagement or Art
  • Presentation of the student’s work to the ATLAS community

BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • Brey, P. (2017) Ethics of Emerging Technologies. In S. O. Hansson (Ed.), Methods for the Ethics of Technology. Rowman and Littlefield International.
  • Coeckelberg, M. (2020) Introduction to Philosophy of Technology. Oxford University Press.
  • Doorn, N. et al . (Eds.) (2014) Early Engagement and New Technologies: Opening Up the Laboratory. Philosophy of Engineering and Technology. Springer, Dordrecht.
  • Michelfelder, D. & Doorn, N. (Eds.) (2020) The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Engineering. Routledge.
  • Murphy, C. et al. (Eds.) (2015) Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World. Philosophy of Engineering and Technology. Springer, Dordrecht.
  • Vallor, S. (2016) Technology and the Virtues. A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting. Oxford University Press.

External students who are interested with this elective please contact electives-uct@utwente.nl

 
Participating study
Bachelor Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences
Verplicht materiaal
-
Aanbevolen materiaal
-
Werkvormen
Overig onderwijs
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

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