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180074 SE Robot Ethics (2017S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 10.03. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 29.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 30.03. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3E NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 30.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Friday 31.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 04.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 04.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 3A NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 04.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Current technological developments in the field of robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence raise ethical questions. Consider for instance the use of robots in health care, the automation of cars, and the use of intelligent military drones, or the development of more intelligent artificial agents. This course gives an overview of issues and approaches in this field, shows how these issues relate to interesting problems in philosophy, and connects to relevant public debates.

Assessment and permitted materials

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 weekly student presentations, regular attendance and significant participation in discussions, weekly commentaries on the literature, and a longer essay at the end of the course (max. 4000 words).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Lecture, literature reading and discussion. (in English)

Examination topics

In-depth knowledge of the recent literature on the topic, ability to critically engage with the problems discussed in the course, and the skill to connect technological developments to philosophical problems.

Reading list

Literature will be provided via Moodle and in the course, mainly in the form of recent journal articles.

Association in the course directory

MA Ethik M02 C
M3 D. Ethik/ Angewandte Ethik, Politische Philosophie, Sozialphilosophie

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