851-0144-19L  Philosophy of Time

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersN. Sieroka
Periodicitynon-recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionGerman
CommentParticularly suitable for students of D-BIOL, D-INFK, D-MATH, D-PHYS


851-0144-19 VPhilosophie der Zeit
Does not take place this semester.
2 hrsN. Sieroka

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AbstractThis course provides an introduction to philosophical issues surrounding the concept of time. We will treat topics such as: the existence of past, present, and future; the possibility of time travel; the constitution of time consciousness and its possible neurophysiological counterparts; temporal biases in the conduct of our lives; responsibility to future and past generations.
ObjectiveBy the end of the course students are able to describe and compare different theories and concepts of time (physical time, perceptual time, historical time ...). They are able to identify and examine issues concerning time as they occur in various philosophical subdisciplines - especially in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and ethics. Students are in a position to critically discuss and evaluate the repercussions of these issues in broader scientific and social contexts.
Part of the course reflects on methods and contents from physics, neuroscience/cognitive science, and logic.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersN. Sieroka
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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