Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2021

GESS Wissenschaft im Kontext (Science in Perspective) Information
Nur die in diesem Abschnitt aufgelisteten Fächer können als "GESS Wissenschaft im Kontext" angerechnet werden.
Weiter unten finden Sie die Kurse im Bereich "Typ B. Reflexion über fachspezifische Methoden und Inhalte" sowie den Bereich "Sprachkurse"

Im Bachelorstudium sind 6 KP und im Masterstudium 2 KP zu erwerben.

Studierende, die eine Lerneinheit bereits im Rahmen ihres Fachstudiums abgelegt haben, dürfen dieselbe Veranstaltung NICHT nochmals belegen!
Typ B: Reflexion über fachspezifische Methoden und Inhalte
Fachspezifische Lerneinheiten. Empfohlen für Studierende ab der Basisprüfung im Bachelor- oder für Studierende im Master- oder Promotionsstudium.

Studierende, die eine Lerneinheit bereits im Rahmen ihres Fachstudiums abgelegt haben, dürfen dieselbe Veranstaltung NICHT nochmals belegen!

Diese Lerneinheiten sind alle auch unter "Typ A" aufgelistet, d.h. sie sind grundsätzlich für alle Studierenden belegbar.
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NummerTitelTypECTSUmfangDozierende
401-1010-00LDie Grundlagen der Analysis aus philosophischer und historischer Sicht Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 30

Besonders geeignet für Studierende D-MATH
W3 KP2SL. Halbeisen
KurzbeschreibungFlankierend zu den Analysis Vorlesungen werden aus philosophischer Sicht die Entstehung und Entwicklung der Analysis betrachtet und diskutiert. Insbesondere werden die verschiedenen Ansätze behandelt, wie mit den durch die Infinitesimale entstandenen Problemen umzugehen ist. Abschliessend wird eine kleine Einführung in die Nonstandard Analysis gegeben.
LernzielDie Veranstaltung soll Studierende in die Lage versetzen, sich mit den der Analysis zugrunde liegenden philosophischen Grundannahmen kritisch auseinanderzusetzen, diese zu analysieren und zu reflektieren.
NB. Das Seminar ist Teil der Critical Thinking-Initiative des Rektorats.
851-0740-00LBig Data, Law, and Policy Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 35.
Students will be informed by 1.3.2021 the latest.
W3 KP2SS. Bechtold
KurzbeschreibungThis course introduces students to societal perspectives on the big data revolution. Discussing important contributions from machine learning and data science, the course explores their legal, economic, ethical, and political implications in the past, present, and future.
LernzielThis course is intended both for students of machine learning and data science who want to reflect on the societal implications of their field, and for students from other disciplines who want to explore the societal impact of data sciences. The course will first discuss some of the methodological foundations of machine learning, followed by a discussion of research papers and real-world applications where big data and societal values may clash. Potential topics include the implications of big data for privacy, liability, insurance, health systems, voting, and democratic institutions, as well as the use of predictive algorithms for price discrimination and the criminal justice system. Guest speakers, weekly readings and reaction papers ensure a lively debate among participants from various backgrounds.
851-0165-00LFragen zur Philosophie der Mathematik, theoretischen Physik und Informatik Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W3 KP2SG. Sommaruga, S. Wolf
KurzbeschreibungDas Seminar geht eher nicht-standard Fragen der Philosophie der Mathematik, theoretischen Physik und Informatik nach wie: Machen Beweise wirklich die Mathematik aus? Warum ist die Anwendung der Mathematik (auf die Natur, aber auch auf die Mathematik selbst) so faszinierend und schwer zu verstehen? usw.
LernzielEs geht weniger darum, Grundkonzepte und -theorien der Philosophie der Mathematik, theoretischen Physik und Informatik kennenzulernen, sondern darum, methodisch darüber zu reflektieren, wie es überhaupt zu einer solchen Philosophie kommt. Studierende sollen lernen, Fragen, die sich ihnen im Studium stellen, zu artikulieren und systematischer nachzugehen.
InhaltDas Seminar geht eher nicht-standard Fragen der Philosophie der Mathematik, theoretischen Physik und Informatik nach wie: Machen Beweise wirklich die Mathematik aus? Warum ist die Anwendung der Mathematik (auf die Natur, aber auch auf die Mathematik selbst) so faszinierend und schwer zu verstehen? Warum brauchen gewisse physikalische Theorien, wie die Quantenmechanik, eine "Interpretation", andere jedoch nicht? Ist die Informatik ein Teilgebiet der diskreten Mathematik oder eine Naturwissenschaft? usw.
851-0181-00LA New History of Greek Mathematics Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W3 KP2VR. Wagner
KurzbeschreibungThis course will review parts of the history of ancient Greek mathematics, evaluate its characteristic features, attempt to explain them, and reflect on their relation to contemporary mathematics.
LernzielThe students will have an overview knowledge of Greek mathematics, and will be able to reflect on it in historical terms and in relation to modern mathematics.
InhaltWe will follow extracts from Reviel Netz's upcoming monograph entitled "A new history of Greek mathematics".
851-0182-00LFrom Economy to Mathematics and Back: A History of Interactions Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W3 KP2SR. Wagner
KurzbeschreibungThis course will review several historical episodes where economy shaped mathematics, and where mathematics re-shaped economy.
LernzielStudents will understand how different fields of knowledge can interact in various historical situations. They will also be able to describe various episodes in the history of mathematics and economy.
InhaltThe first part of the course will study how practices related to money and commerce affected the development of mathematics in antiquity and the middle ages. The second part will study how mathematical entities shaped the study of various economic problems in the 19th and 20th century. We will review methodologies based on Marxist historiography, sociology of science and contemporary science studies.
851-0173-00LHistory of Formal Logic: The Emergence of Boolean Logic Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W3 KP2VJ. L. Gastaldi
KurzbeschreibungThe invention of Boolean logic in the middle of the 19th century is considered a major event in the history of modern thought. However, Boole’s original system does not correspond to what we came to understand as Boolean logic.
We will study the early history of Boolean logic in relation to the mathematics of its epoch, in search of an alternative philosophy of formal knowledge for the present.
LernzielDuring the course, students will be able to:
-Acquire a general perspective on the history of formal logic
-Review relevant aspects of the history of modern mathematics
-Obtain philosophical and historical tools for critically assessing the status of formal sciences
-Develop a critical understanding of the notion of formal
-Discuss the methodological capabilities of historical epistemology
InhaltThe invention of Boolean logic in the middle of the 19th century is considered a major event in the history of modern thought. Boolean algebras and Boolean rings lay at the basis of propositional logic and digital communication, contributing in a decisive way to the theoretical and technical conditions of our time. However, if attention is paid to Boole’s own work, it will quickly appear that his Calculus of Logic does not correspond to what we came to understand as Boolean logic. Instead of disregarding those differences as inevitable mistakes of any pioneering enterprise, waiting to be corrected by successive developments, we will try to understand them as the sign of an alternative philosophy of logic and formal knowledge, which later developments excluded and forgot, and from which recent advances in formal sciences could take advantage. Such an inquiry will give us the occasion of exploring the philosophical and scientific landscape in which formal logic emerged in the first half of the 19th century (focusing on the works of Babbage, De Morgan and Boole), and to build a critical perspective on the notion of “formal”, at the crossroad of the history and philosophy of mathematics and logic.
851-0174-00LRebooting AI: Human and Social Aspects of Artificial Intelligence Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Suitable only for MA and PhD students
W3 KP2GJ. L. Gastaldi, O. Del Fabbro, A. Nardo, D. Trninic
KurzbeschreibungSeveral researchers from the humanities will propose a critical yet not partisan approach to AI, aiming at elaborating a common perspective on this phenomenon. Sessions will delve into aspects of the way in which AI challenges our understanding of the human, such as “Knowledge”, “Learning”, “Language”, “Freedom” or “Justice”.
LernzielDuring the course, students will be able to:
-Discuss relevant aspects of the impact of AI in human and social life
-Obtain theoretical and methodological tools for critically assessing the place of technology in society
-Develop a critical understanding of the conceptual grounds of AI
-Acquire a general perspective on the different fields and points of views in the humanities
-Engage in collaborative work with researchers in the humanities
InhaltThe last decades have witnessed a remarkable development in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Although mainly technical feat, such advances have decisive consequences in a wide variety of aspects of human and social life. Even more, AI is challenging in multiple ways our very understanding of what is to be a human. However, despite the significance of the transformations at stake, the perspectives of the humanities -traditionally established as a valid source of critical inquiry into human matters- are generally relegated to a secondary role in the development of AI.

In this seminar, several researchers from the humanities will propose a critical yet not partisan approach to AI, aiming at elaborating a common perspective which could be taken as a legitimate interlocutor in the debates arising around the current stakes of technology in our society. The seminar will take the form of presentations based on critical readings of chosen texts, followed by group discussions. Each session will delve into one aspect of the way in which AI challenges our understanding of the human, such as “Knowledge”, “Learning”, “Language”, “Freedom” or “Justice”, confronting how they are dealt with in state-of-the-art texts in AI and relevant works in the humanities.

We expect students from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and other fields outside the humanities to actively contribute to a collective construction, which could lead to further collaboration within but also outside this course.

As part of the Turing Centre, this seminar intends to sow the seed of a suitable and long-term environment for the exchange of ideas between multiple fields in the natural sciences and the humanities.

The seminar will be conducted by Olivier Del Frabbro, Juan Luis Gastaldi, Aline Nardo, Vanessa Rampton and Dragan Trninic.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSuitable only for MA and PhD students
851-0197-00LMedieval and Early Modern Science and PhilosophyW3 KP2VE. Sammarchi
KurzbeschreibungThe course analyses the evolution of the relation between science and philosophy during the Middle Age and the Early Modern Period.
LernzielThe course aims are:
- to introduce students to the philosophical dimension of science;
- to develop a critical understanding of scientific notions;
- to acquire skills in order to read and comment scientific texts written in the past ages.
InhaltThe course is focused on the investigation of scientific thought between 1000 and 1700, that is to say the period that saw the flourishing of natural philosophy and the birth of the modern scientific method. Several case-studies, taken from different scientific fields (especially algebra, astronomy, and physics) are presented in class in order to examine the relation between science and philosophy and the shift from medieval times to the early modern world.
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