Universität Wien FIND

180126 SE Philosophy of Climate Science (2019W)

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

Moodle; Di 12.11. 16:45-18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock

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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

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Dienstag 15.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 22.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 29.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 05.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 19.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
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Dienstag 03.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 10.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 17.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course studies climate science from the philosophical and societal perspectives. The topics discussed include climate skepticism, and more generally the public debate on climate science. A special emphasis is placed on climate models, and other evidence on climate change, the robustness of this evidence and our confidence on model results. The case of the climate science also introduces students to a host of topics within philosophy of science. The students will be familiarized with the IPCC (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports, and their policy implications.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment: Active participation (20%), homework (20%), chairing a class (10%), and a thesis-oriented essay (50%).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Having taken this course, the student is able to understand, and participate in, in a scientifically informed manner, the philosophical discussion of climate science and its societal aspects. The course also seeks to nurture a reflective attitude to the role of modeling in science and science policy.

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Winsberg, Eric. 2018. Philosophy and Climate Science. Cornwall: Cambridge University Press.

IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land, Ch. 1. (August 2019)

Articles to be announced in the lectures.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 11.09.2019 14:48