180167 VO-L Philosophy of Immunology (2020W)
5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).
Monday 01.02.2021 11:30 - 13:00 Digital Monday 22.02.2021 10:00 - 12:00 Digital Tuesday 13.04.2021 09:00 - 10:30 Digital Tuesday 15.06.2021 09:00 - 10:30 Digital
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UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 situation and the large number of participants, this course will take place online.Depending on the COVID-19 situation and public health regulations, the course may have to take place in a hybrid online/offline format, or entirely online. However, assessment and time slots for online sessions remain the same. If participation due to health or travel reasons is not possible, please get in touch with the course leader.
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Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Written exam about the main topics covered throughout the course.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
After taking this course, participants will be familiar with the main topics from philosophy of immunology. In addition to an overview from introductory topics and texts, they will also be able to read research articles on special topics in this new domain of philosophy of science – and be able to critically reflect on them.
Introduction to the history and philosophy of immunology; Immunological basics and foundations; Theories, hypotheses, and scientific method; The nature and scope of immunity; Immunological memory; Biological individuality; Cancer, aging, and individuality; Neuroimmunology; Systems immunology; Synthetic immunology; Reductionism and levels of organization; Vaccinology and pandemics.
Thomas Pradeu, 2019, Philosophy of Immunology, Cambridge University Press, Open Access: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108616706Swiatczak, Bartlomiej and Tauber, Alfred I., Philosophy of Immunology, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2020 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming URL = https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2020/entries/immunology/Additional articles will be announced in the lectures and on Moodle.
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