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Lutz Wingert: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Lutz Wingert
FieldPhilosophy, Practical Philosophy in particular
Address
Professur für Philosophie
ETH Zürich, RZ F 2
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 80 38
E-maillutz.wingert@gess.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
851-0125-03LResearch Colloquium for Ph.D.-Students and Members of Staff Restricted registration - show details
Open for Master students on personal invitation.
Personal registration required to Mr. Wingert.
0 credits1KL. Wingert
AbstractPh.D. students and members of staff report on their research.
ObjectiveKey problems of research projects will be discussed. Participants will learn to know arguments and ideas dealing with systematic problems in philosophy.
851-0125-61LWhat is the Value of Truth?3 credits2GL. Wingert
AbstractIt is useful to know which fellowships are available or to know the causes of frequent occurence of extreme weather. These truths are of instrumental value. Is it also intrinsically good to know the truth, e.g. to know that there are gravitational waves? And which is the role of truth in our lives? The course will deal with such philosophical questions.
Objective1. Teilnehmer des Kurses werden mit verschiedenen, einflussreichen philosophischen Antworten und ihren Begründungen auf die Frage bekannt gemacht: Hat die (erkannte) Wahrheit einen Wert? (U.a. von William James, von Friedrich Nietzsche und Bernard Williams.)

2. Auch soll eine überlegte Meinung gewonnen werden zu dem Verhältnis von zweckfreier Grundlagenforschung und nützlichen Anwendungen in den Wissenschaften.

3. Ebenso soll ein besseres Urteil gebildet werden darüber, welche existenzielle Rolle die Suche nach Wahrheiten in unserem persönlichen Leben hat.
851-0125-62LOn the Relation Between Nature and Social Culture in Human Cognition and Action3 credits2GL. Wingert
AbstractHow should we human beings understand ourselves according to our best knowledge about us, the social world, human history and nature? What are the relationsships between biological and socio-cultural determinants of our thinking and doing? Michael Tomasello, psychologist, and social philosopher, has answered these questions in a thought provoking way. His answers will be studied and examined.
Objective
LiteratureMichael Tomasello, A Natural History of Human Thinking, Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press 2014.

Michael Tomasello, A Natural History of Human Morality, Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press 2016.

Michael Tomasello, Why We Cooperate, Cambridge, Ma: MIT-Press 2009.
862-0002-16LResearch Colloquium History of Knowledge (HS 2016) Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAGPW students, D-GESS PHD and D-ARCH PHD students.

This colloquium is highly recommended for first and second semester MAGPW students.
2 credits1K + 1AA. Kilcher, K. M. Espahangizi, D. Gugerli, M. Hagner, P. Sarasin, J. Tanner, P. Ursprung, L. Wingert
AbstractThe colloquium of the ZGW focuses on present developments, debates and perspectives in the field of history of knowledge. On the second and fourth date there will be public events in the Cabaret Voltaire.
ObjectiveThe colloquium deals with the general problems, questions and methods of the interdisciplinary research field "The History of Knowledge". Knowledge has become one of the existential conditions of modern societies and it increasingly determines their dynamics. Therefore, it is getting more and more relevant to develop a differentiated analysis of the epistemic, social and cultural constraints of the production, circulation and the decay of knowledge. In addition, the colloquium asks after the cultural and ethical resonances of knowledge not only within science but also in relation to art, literature, technology, everyday life, and so on.
Prerequisites / NoticeShort notice about program changes are possible and will be communicated through the ZGW newsletter. Please register with www.zgw.ethz.ch/de/newsletter.html

Credit points can be gained by regular attending and by writing an essay. In addtition to the five colloquia there will be a deepening seminar on offer (lecturer K. Esphahangizi).

Free childcare available.
862-0004-03LPhilosophical Colloquium (HS 2016) Restricted registration - show details 2 credits1KL. Wingert
AbstractPh.D. students, post docs, members of staff, and senior colleagues from other philosophy departments will report on their work in progress. Furthermore, promissing new philosophical articles and parts of new philosophical books will be studied.
ObjectiveIdeas and arguments dealing with systematic problems especially in epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of mind will be scrutinized and elaborated.
862-0075-00LMaster-Colloquium: Research Colloquium for Ph.D.-Students and Members of Staff Restricted registration - show details
Only for History and Philosophy of Knowledge MSc.

Personal registration required to Mr. Wingert.
2 credits1K + 4AL. Wingert
AbstractPh.D. students and members of staff report on their research.
ObjectiveKey problems of research projects will be discussed. Participants will learn to know arguments and ideas dealing with systematic problems in philosophy.