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180173 SE Science&Fiction (2012S)

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

DI 14.00-17.00 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock 14 tägig, Beginn ist der 13.03.2012


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Biotechnological laboratories are producing more and more cyborgs and hybrids, couplings between organism and machine. Cyborgs are creatures of social reality as well as creatures of fiction.

In this seminar we will firstly focus on developing theoretical understandings of technology, particularly cyborg-technologies, and techno-science. We will tackle the confusion of the boundary between science and fiction, the natural and the crafted, the human and the non-human. In the second part we will focus on - utopian as well as dystopian - science fiction literature and movies concerning the future of humans as incarnated cyborgs.

Assessment and permitted materials

Mandatory reading, presentations, essays.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

BA M 7.2, PP 57.3.7, HPS M4

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