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Cursus: FTR-FIPPSB310
FTR-FIPPSB310
Why trust science?
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CursusFTR-FIPPSB310
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie-
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappen; Opleiding Filosofie;
Docenten
Examinator
dr. H.J.H. Ghijsen
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. H.J.H. Ghijsen
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. H.J.H. Ghijsen
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2022
Periode
SEM2  (30-01-2023 t/m 03-09-2023)
Aanvangsblok
SEM2
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
After this course you will be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different conceptions of science;
  • apply that knowledge to specific societal debates;
  • argue for a specific position with regard to the question of why we should trust science;
  • present your own expertise to a non-expert audience.
Inhoud
Our current day and age of digitalization offer us tremendous possibilities with regard to scientific discovery, development and exchange. At the same time, the same digital developments have also been important in the rise of conspiracy theories, fake news, and alternative facts. It seems that ever more people start to view scientific theories as just one other opinion among many, and there even appears to be distrust of scientific experts and science as a whole. These developments really call for a good answer to the question “Why trust science?”, which is exactly what this course will be about.

 
Niveau

Voorkennis
Toetsinformatie
Final essay and in-class presentations
Bijzonderheden
This course is part of a module of three courses in the Philosophy, Politics and Society bachelor programme. You can only take this course if you also take the two associated courses during the same semester. If you want to register for the three courses in this module, you must FIRST register for the module itself via the 'Minor' tab in Osiris, and THEN register for the courses themselves. For an overview of modules and their associated courses, see the course guides on the website of the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies.
Verplicht materiaal
Literatuur
- Oreskes, Naomi (2019). Why Trust Science? Princeton University Press. - Additional texts will be distributed via Brightspace.
Titel:Why Trust Science?
Auteur:Oreskes, Naomi
Uitgever:Princeton University Press
Werkvormen
Werkcollege

Toetsen
Paper
Weging1
ToetsvormPaper
GelegenhedenBlok SEM2, Blok SEM2

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