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Knowing Democracies: Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

(Ir)Responsible Science and Engineering

An advanced overview, this course introduces key theoretical readings in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies. Core questions are both sociologically-inflected and philosophically salient: what is and should be the role of expert knowledge in a democracy? What is the relationship beetween technological artifacts, power, and politics? Readings intersect philosophy, anthropology, political theory, and sociology; cases studies, both historical and contemporary, include gene editing, built environments, and climate science.

Teaching language - English

Content

  • Function of Expert Knowledge in a Democracy
  • Relationship between technological artifacts, power and politics

LITERATURE RECOMMENDATION

  • Jasanoff, S., & Kim, S. H. (Eds.). (2015). Dreamscapes of modernity: Sociotechnical imaginaries and the fabrication of power. University of Chicago Press
  • Kitcher, P. (2003). Science, truth, and democracy. Oxford University Press

COURSE ENROLLMENT AND MATERIALS

Further information about this module can be found via the Online Course Catalogue and Stud.IP. In addition, you must also register your attendance at this course via Stud.IP.


Lecturer

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Prof. Dr. Matthew Sample
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Prof. Dr. Matthew Sample
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