06/03

June 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m. (CEST)

Ethics of Science

Time
June 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m. (CEST) – June 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. (CEST)
Lecturer
Prof. Thomas Zoglauer (Studium der Mathematik, Physik und Philosophie; 1990 Promotion an der Universität Stuttgart; 1997 Habilitation an der BTU Cottbus mit dem Titel „Normenkonflikte: Zur Logik und Rationalität ethischen Argumentierens”. In seinen zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen stellt er in eindrücklicher Weise die ethischen Grundfragen und Probleme unserer Zeit anhand anschaulicher praktischer Beispiele dar).

Science is a value-laden and rule-based activity. Academics and professionals have to obey ethical codes and standards of good scientific practice. To be successful in science one has to know how to get funding for research projects, how to launch a paper in a high-ranking scien­tific journal, and whether to publish it in an open access or a subscription journal. In this workshop we will learn how science works and on which rules it is based. We will examine examples and case studies of moral dilemmas in science, focussing on such topics as science policy, fraud in science, freedom of research, and publication ethics. This workshop will stimulate ethical thinking and social awareness, which are important assets for academic ca­reer.

Learning results:

  • recognizing moral issues in science
  • ability to apply moral concepts and principles to practical situations
  • ability to distinguish between facts and values, science and pseudoscience
  • enhancing the sense of responsibility as a scientist towards society and the scientific community
  • knowing the scope and limits of scientific freedom
  • knowing the basic norms and guidelines of good scientific practice and publication ethics

Main topics:

values in science, science and pseudoscience, the impact of science on society, science as a social activity, bibliometrics, science policy, freedom of research, fraud and misconduct in science (case studies), codes of ethics, guidelines on good scientific practice and publication ethics, transparency in science, the EU initiative for open science

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Universität Stuttgart
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70174   Stuttgart
Graduierten-Akademie der Universität Stuttgart GRADUS
Phone: 0711 685 81092

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