Master's Programme in Information and Communication Technology
Master's Programme in Religion, Philosophy and Society
Language of instruction
Upon completion of the course the student shall
Have obtained thorough knowledge about and a philosophical understanding of the most central problems concerning man¿s relationship to technology
Be able to discuss and analyze various solutions to the most central problems concerning man's relationship to technology
Be able to convey and further develop problems and various solutions independently
Mankind is today and will in the near future, be facing technological development unprecedented in history. How should we relate to this new development? To what degree can and should we humans take control over nature and our own development? Will technology take control over us humans?
In this course we will apply philosophical research and method to better understand man's situation in relation to current technological development. The course will address and discuss ethical and philosophical problems related to artificial intelligence, artificial life, transhumanism, and ethical aspects related to current technological development.
Seminars. The workload is estimated to approximately 400 hours.
A preliminary test must be assessed as a pass. Further information will be given on semester start.
Assessment methods and criteria
An individual term paper (about 6000-8000 words).
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes. Subject to availability or capacity.
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module
The admission requirements are identical to the requirements of the master's programme in which the course is included.