851-0101-77L  Science and the State

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersR. Wagner
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30.

AbstractThis course will reflect on historical and contemporary relations between science and the state. Through various case studies, we will inquire how these two institutions shaped each other. The case studies will cover various scientific disciplines.
ObjectiveTo understand how science helped form the state apparatus, and how politics helped shape science; evaluate the image of science as three thinking vs. servant of the state; analyze the role of science in generating political authority and political reasoning; analyze how political ideals are expressed in science.