|The student will: |
- be acquainted with a number of philosophical and ethical theories, both in general and applied to his/her object of study;
- be able to recognize the implicit presuppositions in a number of scientific advances of his/her object of study;
- be able to reflect on the normativity of his/her object of study;
- be able to articulate his/her reflection in a number of short papers and a research paper.
The course Philosophy and Ethics for Computing & Information Science explores cultural and social issues that have been made possible by the development of information technology
Starting from the concepts of privacy and the relationship between informatics and political decision-making processes, we will move on to examine the changes in our way to look at the world caused by the progresses of information technology. We will analyze among others the cultural meaning of hackerism, the role different ethical frameworks play in discussing technological advances, and the social/ethical/cultural implications of artificial intelligence (AI).