180172 VO Health: Ideal or Dangerous Threat? (2020W)
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As recommended by the Directorate of Study Philosophy, I’ll give my lecture in the winter term in a digital way. Specifically, the lecture will be held digitally via Collaborate or Zoom, according to technical means. Of course, you will have the opportunity to ask questions or discuss any subject of the lecture during the lecture date. Therefore a registration for the lecture will be necessary this semester because otherwise there is no opportunity to get access to it.
Afterwards, the lectures will also be available as video files on Moodle.
The lecture will mainly consist of a talk, given by me, but like in a lecture hall, there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussions from the audience, especially, but on no account exclusively, during the last 15 minutes of the lecture. It will also be possible to use the chat feature for asking questions or commenting my explanations as well as statements of other participants during the lecture.
Apart from that the lecture will be accompanied by presentation slides and video sequences. The presentation slides and other materials (except the reader) will be available on Moodle, each time after the lecture concerned.
During the summer term I made the experience that lectures held online are less encouraging for discussions then such given in a lecture hall. To compensate for this possible disadvantage, I offer opportunities for further questions and discussions in my office, Alser Straße 28/2/22, 1090 Vienna, on Monday and Tuesday afternoons (starting with October 5, 2020), as of 5 p.m., by previous arrangement (via email: firstname.lastname@example.org). A reader will be available by the end of October at the latest. Questions prior to the start of the lecture are warmly welcome in the form of emails (same address as mentioned above).
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Permitted auxiliary means: reader.Grading:
1 (A): 100 - 90 points
2 (B): 89 - 81 points
3 (C): 80 - 71 points
4 (D): 70 - 51 points
5 (E): 50 points or less
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Case, Anne/Deaton, Angus: Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (Princeton, N. J. et al. 2020).
Donhauser, Gerhard: Nomos or Law? Hans Kelsen's Criticism of Carl Schmitt's Metaphysics of Law and Politics. In: Langford, Peter/Bryan, Ian/McGarry, John (eds.), Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition (Leiden 2019) 372 – 398.
Frances, Allen: Saving Normal. An Insider's Look at What Caused the Epidemic of Mental Illness and how to cure It (New York2013).
Harari, Yuval Noah: Homo Deus. A Brief History of Tomorrow (London 2016).
Marsh, Henry: Do No Harm (London 2014).
Mukherjee, Siddharta: The Emperor of All Maladies. A Biography of Cancer (New York 2010).
Silberman, Steve: Neurotribes.The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity (New York 2016).
Snyder, Timothy: Black Earth. The Holocaust as History and Warning (London 2015).