Philosophy of Science (2015/2016)

Course code
4S00960
Name of lecturer
Giorgio Erle
Coordinator
Giorgio Erle
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Mar 1, 2016 al Jun 10, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at introducing the philosophical reflexion on the different approaches to science with special reference to biotechnology and its ethical implications.

Syllabus

Philosophy and biotechnology: understanding nature between science and ethics.

Reading list

1) J. Losee, Filosofia della scienza. Un'introduzione, trad. it. di P. Budinich, Il Saggiatore, Milano 2006.

2) M. Tallacchini, F. Terragni, Le biotecnologie. Aspetti etici, sociali e ambientali, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2004.

3) WMA Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects (http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/).

4) Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, Oviedo 4. IV. 1997 (http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/EN/Treaties/Html/164.htm).

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016