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851-0125-41L  Introduction Into Philosophy of Technology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersO. Müller
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentParticularly suitable for students of D-ITET, D-MATL, D-MAVT


AbstractSince antiquity philosophy reflects about and evaluates technology. The technical developments in the 19th and 20th century have led to a autonomous philosophy of technology, which had become important also for other philosophical disciplines (e.g. in Heidegger's philosophy).
ObjectiveThe course gives an overview on the main schools in the philosophy of technology. Students should learn to analyse and evaluate different philosophies of technology (compensation, objectification, externalisation). For credit point a critical protokoll is to be written.