Norman Sieroka: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2017

Name PD Dr. Norman Sieroka
Professur für Philosophie
ETH Zürich, CLW C 1
Clausiusstrasse 49
8092 Zürich
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences

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.
862-0096-00LTheoretical Philosophy Work in Progress Seminar Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Only for History and Philosophy of Knowledge MSc and DGESS PhD students.
3 credits1SN. Sieroka
AbstractIn this course themes from theoretical philosophy are discussed which are of particular interest for current MAPGW students. Primary texts will be read together and the work in progress of the participants (essays, theses) will be presented and discussed.
ObjectiveThis course is aimed at MAPGW students who are particularly interested in theoretical philosophy. The seminar provides an opportunity to discuss and present one's own research. The participants learn to critically evaluate primary texts and improve their skills in presenting and discussing work in progress.