Michael Hagner: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Michael Hagner
Professur für Wissenschaftsforsch.
ETH Zürich, RZ G 6
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 40 50
Fax+41 44 632 15 61
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

851-0157-49LWhat is life? Introdution Into the History of the Life Sciences3 credits2VM. Hagner
AbstractThe aim of this lecture is to introduce into the most important theories of life from ancient times until the early 21st century. I will put a focus on philosophical concepts and on the modern life sciences since Chalres Darwin.
ObjectiveIn the lecture course, attendants will learn to distinguish historically and systematically various theories of life.
851-0157-74LPhotography Between Science and Art Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30
3 credits2SM. Hagner
AbstractThis seminar is devoted to the role of photography in art and science since its beginnings in 1839. We will read selected texts on the theory of photography and analyse photographs for getting an overview over its fascinating history.
ObjectiveWhen photography started to conquer the world in 1839, it was unclear whether it belonged to the arts or to the sciences. Since those times and despite the digital revolution, this double function of photography has not changed significantly. The aim of this seminar is twofold: First, we want to reconstruct the transformations of photography in the trading zone of the sciences and the arts. Second, we want to analyse epistemological and aesthetical theories, which reflect the function of photography. The use of the photography archive of ETH Zurich will be part of the seminar.
862-0002-17LResearch Colloquium History of Knowledge (FS 2017) Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAGPW students, D-GESS PHD and D-ARCH PHD students.

This colloquium is highly recommended for first and second semester MAGPW students.
2 credits1K + 1AK. M. Espahangizi, M. Hagner, H. Fischer-Tiné, D. Gugerli, A. Kilcher, P. Sarasin, P. Ursprung, L. Wingert
AbstractThe colloquium of the ZGW focuses on present developments, debates and perspectives in the field of history of knowledge.
ObjectiveThe colloquium deals with the general problems, questions and methods of the interdisciplinary research field "The history of knowledge". Knowledge has become one of the existential conditions of modern societies and it increasingly determines their dynamics. Therefore, it is getting more and more relevant to develop a differentiated analysis of the epistemic, social and cultural constraints of the production, circulation and the decay of knowledge. In addition, the colloquium asks after the cultural and ethical resonances of knowledge not only within science but also in relation to art, literature, technology, everyday life, and so on.
Prerequisites / NoticeKurzfristige Veranstaltungshinweise und Programmänderungen werden über den ZGW Newsletter kommuniziert, daher bitte auf www.zgw.ethz.ch/de/newsletter.html eintragen!

Kreditpunkte können durch regelmässige Teilnahme und die Abfassung eines Essays (o.ä.m., Umfang: 5-7 Seiten) über das Thema eines der Vorträge erworben werden. Zusätzlich zu den Kolloquiumsterminen muss an einem weiteren Termin (nach Absprache anfangs Semester) ein vertiefendes Begleitseminar besucht werden (Dozent: Kijan Espahangizi).

Es besteht die Möglichkeit zur parallelen kostenlosen Kinderbetreuung vor Ort.
862-0088-00LResearch Colloquium Science Studies Restricted registration - show details
For master students only with a personal invitation.
2 credits1KM. Hagner
AbstractThis colloquium is devoted to the introduction into the theory and practice of scientific work.
ObjectiveThis colloquium is devoted to the introduction into the theory and practice of scientific work.
Prerequisites / NoticeLectures mey be held either in English or German. Students receive 2 credit points for submitting a brief, written commentary on one of the presented topics (approx. 5 pages).