Michael Hagner: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

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 20
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.
862-0088-08LResearch Colloquium Science Studies (FS 2021) 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).