|The student will: |
- be acquainted with a number of philosophical and ethical theories, both in general and applied to his/her object of study;
- be able to recognize the implicit presuppositions in a number of scientific advances of his/her object of study;
- be able to reflect on the normativity of his/her object of study;
- be able to articulate his/her reflection in a number of short papers and a research paper.
The course Philosophy and Ethics for Computing & Information Science explores philosophical, ethical and societal issues that have been made possible by the development of information technology
Starting from the concepts of privacy and the relationship between informatics and political decision-making processes, we will move on to examine the changes in our way to look at the world caused by the progresses of information technology. We will analyze among others the cultural meaning of hackerism, the role different ethical frameworks play in discussing technological advances, and the social/ethical/cultural implications of artificial intelligence (AI). Current 'hot topics' will be additionally discussed, based among others on input by the students
|None, but: students who have followed the regular Bachelor will have already completed NWI-I00036 Informatics and Society, where some themes have already been introduced.|
Students will have to submit 2 summative short group assignments (25% each for the final grade), 1 final group assignment (50% for the final grade), and 1 formative indivudal assignment (will not be graded but has to be turned in).|
There is no final examination planned.
The short summative group assignments are meant to develop specific skills which will be needed in order to write the final assignent. Summative short group assignment have a total weight of 50% in determining final grade, the other 50% is given by the grade of the final paper.
All summative assignments must have a grade equal of higher than 6,0 in order to be considered.
Students will get the possibility of turning in amended versions of the assignments in case of failing them.