PHI 2500: Science, Technology and Society (2021-2022)

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How has modern science and technology transformed the human condition and the modes in which humans engage creation/nature? This course examines what makes the sciences distinct as a way of knowing from other means to knowledge. It considers questions at the intersection of science and ethics and will look at the impact of technology on society and the pursuit of the good life. More pointedly, in what ways does modern technology undermine the good life and what challenging ethical questions are raised by the internet, artificial intelligence, and biotechnologies (e.g. genetic engineering or gene therapies/enhancements)? Typically offered: Alternate Years.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Spring 40396 3 Patrick McDonald
M,W,F
1:00PM-2:20 PM
03/28-06/09
Otto Miller Hall 119
30 of 30 seats open
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Grade Modes: (Default) Normal Grading, Audit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term