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180034 SE Money as Medium and Technology (2017S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 45 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 09.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Donnerstag 09.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 26.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Mittwoch 26.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 26.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Donnerstag 27.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Donnerstag 27.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Donnerstag 27.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Freitag 28.04. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Donnerstag 04.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Financial media and technologies receive little attention in philosophy of technology and media; yet they play a significant role in society and in people's lives. Using Simmel but also work in media theory and philosophy of technology, this course will discuss the ethical and social aspects of money and other financial media and technologies, with a specific focus on electronic forms of money and automation in trade in the context of global finance. We will also explore how contemporary techno-financial developments might be resisted or re-oriented in a more ethical and responsible direction.


Teaching is not only about content but also about process and environment, about how we learn together in a course. It is part of my teaching policy to try to make educational processes and environments as participatory and inclusive as possible. I aim at reducing discrimination against people who are less likely to be heard in discussions and, more generally, within the academic context. I explicitly aim to create an educational environment that is supportive of equal treatment of people of all genders, all language levels, all ethnicities, all social backgrounds, introverts, extroverts and others. Everyone should feel welcome in my courses, and everyone is encouraged to participate. I also welcome feedback on my teaching and aim at creating a friendly, interactive, and professional academic learning environment.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

In the first session students will be introduced to the topic and the recent literature in the field. The course will be assessed by means of student presentations, regular attendance and significant participation in discussions, commentaries on the literature, and a short essay at the end of the course (max. 3000 words).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Knowledge of the recent literature on the topic and ability to critically engage with the problems discussed in the course.


Lecture, literature reading and discussion. (In English)


The main text for this course is Coeckelbergh, M, Money Machines. Ashgate, 2015. Other literature will be provided via Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA M 7.2
MA Ethik M02 C, E
UF PP 08
PP § 57.3.7

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:36