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851-0125-79L  Bruno Latour's Modes of Existence: A Philosophical Approach to Science and Society

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersR. Wagner
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30



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AbstractBruno Latour's "an inquiry into modes of existence" is an ambitious book that offer a philosophical-scoiological approach to questions of science, technology, politics and economy. In this seminar, we will read some chapters of this book, and reflect on them critically.
ObjectiveStudents will be able to analyze various aspects of science, technology, politics and economy based on Latour's approach, and engage critically with his arguments and conceptions.
Work load: reading 25-30 pages per week; weekly mini-assignments (brief feedback about the weekly reading); one 15 min. presentation during the semester; and a 2,000 words final essay.
Requirements: there are no formal requirements, but the course will assume that students have some experience in reading philosophical or sociological texts.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Wagner
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationCourse requirement: reading 25-30 pages per week; weekly mini-assignments (brief feedback about the weekly reading); one 15 min. presentation during the semester; and a 2,000 words final essay, which will determine the final grade.

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0125-79 SBruno Latour's Modes of Existence: A Philosophical Approach to Science and Society2 hrs
Wed15-17HG E 33.5 »
R. Wagner

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Restrictions

Places30 at the most
Waiting listuntil 01.03.2019

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ProgrammeSectionType
Doctoral Department of Humanities, Social and Political SciencesDoctoral and Post-Doctoral CoursesWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectivePhilosophyWInformation
History and Philosophy of Knowledge MasterSeminarsWInformation