851-0101-77L  Science and the State

SemesterHerbstsemester 2019
DozierendeR. Wagner
Periodizitäteinmalige Veranstaltung
KommentarNumber of participants limited to 30.

KurzbeschreibungThis 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.
LernzielTo 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.