Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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Olivier Del Fabbro: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Name Dr. Olivier Del Fabbro
Professur für Philosophie
ETH Zürich, CLW B 1
Clausiusstrasse 49
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 91 17
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences

851-0090-00LThe Philosophy of Complex Systems Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2SO. Del Fabbro
AbstractToday complexity research has found an enormous expansiveness in heterogenous areas, such as physics, biology, medicine, urban complexity, environment sustainability, public policy, economics, sociology, education, computer science, robotics, AI, etc. Furthermore, we will look at historical advancements like cybernetics, and how complexity research influenced philosophical theories.
ObjectiveStudents should learn about the different types of argumentative texts and scientific theories. They should learn to understand the descriptive and critical value of texts that operate at the boarder between philosophy and science.