Michael Hampe: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Michael Hampe
FieldPhilosophie
Address
Professur für Philosophie
ETH Zürich, CLW C 2
Clausiusstrasse 49
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 30 40
Fax+41 44 632 15 61
E-mailhampe@phil.gess.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
851-0101-67LPhilosophy, Science, Teachings of Wisdom. On the History of Epistemic Attitudes3 credits2VM. Hampe
AbstractPhilosophical theories, scientific explanations, and teachings of wisdom that aim at the transformation of attitudes to life are different forms of cognitive approaches to the world and to man, which can in the history of thought not always be clearly distinguished. This lecture-course will give an overview of the development of these modes of thought.
ObjectiveThe students should get to know and understand different modes of thought and gain an overview of their history.
ContentPhilosophical theories, scientific explanations, and teachings of wisdom that aim at the transformation of attitudes to life are different forms of cognitive approaches to the world and to man, which can in the history of thought not always be clearly distinguished. This lecture-course will give an overview of the development of these modes of thought.
851-0101-69LNature Writing Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.
3 credits2SM. Hampe
AbstractNature Writing is a form of literature that relates to facts of nature and man´s relation to it, but does not pursue explanatory goals. It started in the 19th century and had an important revival in the last decade in context with the ecological crisis.
ObjectiveStudents should get to know the most important text from the tradition of Nature Writing and be able to analyse them and understand their historical context.
ContentNature Writing is a form of literature that relates to facts of nature and man´s relation to it, but does not pursue explanatory goals. It started in the 19th century and had an important revival in the last decade in context with the ecological crisis.
851-0101-70LThe Knowledge of Technology Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30.
3 credits2SM. Hampe, O. Del Fabbro
AbstractKnowledge of technology is often misunderstood as knowledge of an applied science. In this seminar we will read texts from the history of philosophy of technology in which the autonomy of technological knowledge is recognised and analysed.
ObjectiveKnowledge of fundamental texts of the philosophy of technology.
ContentKnowledge of technology is often misunderstood as knowledge of an applied science. In this seminar we will read texts from the history of philosophy of technology in which the autonomy of technological knowledge is recognised and analysed.
851-0101-85LImages of the Artificial3 credits2V + 2UM. Hampe
AbstractStudents will be made acquainted with different understandings of the artificial. Various members of ETH (with different disciplinary backgrounds) will present what they take to be crucial concepts, methods, challenges, and limits in our investigations of, for instance, of artificial life, artificial food and materials, and artificial intelligence.
ObjectiveBy the end of the course students are able to describe and compare different understandings of the artificial. They are able to identify and examine the different concepts and methods characteristic of each of these understandings. Students are in a position to critically discuss and evaluate the crucial challenges and limitations of each approach in a broader scientific context.
862-0004-09LResearch Colloquium Philosophy for Master Students and PhD (HS 2019) Restricted registration - show details
For MAGPW and PhD students of D-GESS only.
2 credits1KR. Wagner, M. Hampe, L. Wingert
AbstractPh.D. students, post docs, members of staff, and senior colleagues from other philosophy departments will report on their work in progress. Furthermore, promissing new philosophical articles and parts of new philosophical books will be studied.
ObjectiveIdeas and arguments dealing with systematic problems especially in epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of mind will be scrutinized and elaborated.