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Environment, Ethics and Technology

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: WF-FI-SANDLEREnEt-ER Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 08.1 / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Environment, Ethics and Technology
Jednostka: Instytut Filozofii
Grupy:
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00 (zmienne w czasie)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Poziom przedmiotu:

zaawansowany

Symbol/Symbole efektów kształcenia:

FI2_W09

FI2_W10

FI2_U03

FI2_U06

FI2_U13

Skrócony opis:

This course studies issues at the intersection of the environmental and technology. Among the topics to be covered include the use of biotechnology in conservation, the role of technology in climate change mitigation, geoengineering, and agricultural technologies (including bioengineering and synthetic meat production). In addition to studying these issues, the course will cover different critical perspectives on technology and its uses. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the role that technology ought to play in addressing environmental challenges.

Pełny opis:

- Technology and climate change. Technology has the capacity to contribute enormously to mitigating climate change. This section of the course will consider how to critically evaluate different mitigation strategies. This section will also look at the possibility of deploying geoengineering in response to climate change, including solar radiation management and carbon capture and storage. Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate geoengineering proposals.

- Technology and agriculture. Technology has repeatedly transformed food production and delivery systems. This course will examine emerging agricultural technologies – such as genetically modified organisms and synthetic meat production – and discuss whether or not they should be supported.

- Technology and conservation. Conservation biologists and ecosystem managers are increasingly interested in deploying biotechnology in conservation efforts. This section of the course will study and evaluate proposed applications, including cloning, deextinction, and gene drives.

- Philosophy of technology. Throughout the course students will be exposed to different theories and critical perspectives in the philosophy of technology that can be applied to help analyze and evaluate environmental technologies and their applications.

Literatura:

”Technology and Ethics,” Ronald Sandler, in R. Sandler, ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave, 2014).

"Solving the Climate Problem,” Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow, https://cmi.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/wedges/pdfs/climate_problem.pdf

"Beyond Business as Usual," Philip Cafaro, https://overpopulation-project.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/cafaro-beyond-business-as-usual.pdf

“Ethics and Genetically Modified Food,” Gary Comstock, reprinted in R. Sandler, ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave, 2014).

“Women and the Gendered Politics of Food,” Vandana Shiva, reprinted in R. Sandler, ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave, 2014).

“The Ethics of Agricultural Animal Biotechnology,” Streiffer and Basl, in R. Sandler, ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave, 2014).

“Artificial Meat,” Thompson, in R. Sandler, ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave, 2014).

“How Far Should We Go to Bring Back Lost Species?”, Various Authors,

http://www.humansandnature.org/how-far-should-we-go-to-bring-back-lost-species

“Re-coding for Conservation,” Alison Hawkes, http://baynature.org/article/re-coding-conservation/

“’Gene Drive’ Technology will let us Edit Life in New Ways, But Should we Use it?”, Gregory Kaebnick and Jenifer Kuzma, http://www.humansandnature.org/gene-drive-technology-should-we-use-it

“The Geoengineering Option: A Last Resort Against Global Warming?” David Victor et.al., https://www.jstor.org/stable/20699494?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

“Is ‘Arming the Future’ with Geoengineering Really the Lesser Evil? Some Doubts about the Ethics of Intentionally Manipulating the Climate System,” Gardiner, http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/docs/GJConf08-09-GardinerGeoengineeringDRAFT.pdf

“Ethics and Intentional Climate Change,” Dale Jamieson, http://wiki.umt.edu/odccss/images/1/1f/Jamison.pdf

Efekty kształcenia i opis ECTS:

Students will think critically about the role that technology ought to play in addressing environmental challenges.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Methods of knowledge verification

- Exam

- Short Essasy

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2019/20" (zakończony)

Okres: 2020-02-01 - 2020-09-20
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Wykład, 30 godzin, 20 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Dominika Dzwonkowska, Ronald Sandler
Prowadzący grup: Dominika Dzwonkowska, Ronald Sandler
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Egzaminacyjny
Wykład - Egzaminacyjny
E-Learning:

E-Learning (pełny kurs)

Typ przedmiotu:

fakultatywny dowolnego wyboru

Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych:

nie dotyczy

Skrócony opis:

This course studies issues at the intersection of the environmental and technology. Among the topics to be covered include the use of biotechnology in conservation, the role of technology in climate change mitigation, geoengineering, and agricultural technologies (including bioengineering and synthetic meat production). In addition to studying these issues, the course will cover different critical perspectives on technology and its uses. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the role that technology ought to play in addressing environmental challenges.

Pełny opis:

- Technology and climate change. Technology has the capacity to contribute enormously to mitigating climate change. This section of the course will consider how to critically evaluate different mitigation strategies. This section will also look at the possibility of deploying geoengineering in response to climate change, including solar radiation management and carbon capture and storage. Students will be encouraged to critically evaluate geoengineering proposals.

- Technology and agriculture. Technology has repeatedly transformed food production and delivery systems. This course will examine emerging agricultural technologies – such as genetically modified organisms and synthetic meat production – and discuss whether or not they should be supported.

- Technology and conservation. Conservation biologists and ecosystem managers are increasingly interested in deploying biotechnology in conservation efforts. This section of the course will study and evaluate proposed applications, including cloning, deextinction, and gene drives.

- Philosophy of technology. Throughout the course students will be exposed to different theories and critical perspectives in the philosophy of technology that can be applied to help analyze and evaluate environmental technologies and their applications.

Literatura:

”Technology and Ethics,” Ronald Sandler, in R. Sandler, ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave, 2014).

"Solving the Climate Problem,” Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow, https://cmi.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/wedges/pdfs/climate_problem.pdf

"Beyond Business as Usual," Philip Cafaro, https://overpopulation-project.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/cafaro-beyond-business-as-usual.pdf

“Ethics and Genetically Modified Food,” Gary Comstock, reprinted in R. Sandler, ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave, 2014).

“Women and the Gendered Politics of Food,” Vandana Shiva, reprinted in R. Sandler, ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave, 2014).

“The Ethics of Agricultural Animal Biotechnology,” Streiffer and Basl, in R. Sandler, ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave, 2014).

“Artificial Meat,” Thompson, in R. Sandler, ed., Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Palgrave, 2014).

“How Far Should We Go to Bring Back Lost Species?”, Various Authors,

http://www.humansandnature.org/how-far-should-we-go-to-bring-back-lost-species

“Re-coding for Conservation,” Alison Hawkes, http://baynature.org/article/re-coding-conservation/

“’Gene Drive’ Technology will let us Edit Life in New Ways, But Should we Use it?”, Gregory Kaebnick and Jenifer Kuzma, http://www.humansandnature.org/gene-drive-technology-should-we-use-it

“The Geoengineering Option: A Last Resort Against Global Warming?” David Victor et.al., https://www.jstor.org/stable/20699494?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

“Is ‘Arming the Future’ with Geoengineering Really the Lesser Evil? Some Doubts about the Ethics of Intentionally Manipulating the Climate System,” Gardiner, http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/docs/GJConf08-09-GardinerGeoengineeringDRAFT.pdf

“Ethics and Intentional Climate Change,” Dale Jamieson, http://wiki.umt.edu/odccss/images/1/1f/Jamison.pdf

Wymagania wstępne:

Course is open only for students who hasn't attended lecture within POWER 2.0 program

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Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie.