Michael Hampe: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2017

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Michael Hampe
Professur für Philosophie
ETH Zürich, CLW C 2
Clausiusstrasse 49
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 30 40
Fax+41 44 632 15 61
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

851-0125-03LResearch Colloquium for Ph.D.-Students and Members of Staff Restricted registration - show details
For master students only with a personal invitation.
0 credits1KL. Wingert, M. Hampe, R. Wagner
AbstractPh.D. students, post docs, members of staff, and senior colleagues from other philosophy departments will report on their research. Furthermore, promissing new philosophical articles and parts of books will be studied.
ObjectivePhilosophical ideas and arguments dealing with systematic problems especially in epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of mind will be scrutinized and elaborated.
851-0125-51LPhilosophy of Technology: Man and Machine
Particularly suitable for students of D-CHAB, D-HEST, D-MAVT, D-MATL
3 credits2GM. Hampe, D. A. Strassberg
AbstractThe lecture gives an overview about the different Man-Machine-Relations since the 16th century. Different modells of machines will be important here: the clockwork, the steam engine and the computer.
ObjectiveOn the one hand modells of machines had a heuristical value in research on man, e.g. in Harvey's discovery of blood circulation in the 17th century or in brain research in the 20th century. On the other hand these modells were always criticised, sometimes polemically, because they are supposedly not adequate for man.
Students should learn about the connections between the history of anthropology and technology and be able at the end of the course to evaluate the critical philosophical arguments that are connected with the metaphor of the machine.
851-0147-01LPhilosophical Reflections on Physics II
Particularly suitable for students of D-PHYS
3 credits2GN. Sieroka, M. Hampe, R. Wallny
AbstractAccompanying the lecture course "Physics II", this course critically evaluates topics and approaches from electrodynamics against a broader historical and philosophical/systematic background. Attention will be paid, amongst other things, to the role of experiments, the concept of a field theory and the principle of extremal action.
ObjectiveStudents should be able to critically evaluate different topics and approaches in physics, especially in the context of electrodynamics. They should also be enabled to communicate their insights to people from other disciplines and fields.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is part of the ETH "Critical Thinking" initiative.
862-0075-00LMaster-Colloquium: Research Colloquium for Ph.D.-Students and Members of Staff Restricted registration - show details
Only for History and Philosophy of Knowledge MSc.

Personal registration with Prof. L. Wingert.
2 credits1K + 4AL. Wingert, M. Hampe, R. Wagner
AbstractPh.D. students and members of staff report on their research.
ObjectiveKey problems of research projects will be discussed. Participants will learn to know arguments and ideas dealing with systematic problems in philosophy.