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2017/2018 Technology, Policy and Management WM look at TBM Electives
WM1028AM
Ethics for Applied Mathematics
ECTS: 3
Module Manager
Name E-mail
M.R. Alfano    M.R.Alfano@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
M.R. Alfano    M.R.Alfano@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/3/0/0
Education Period
2
Start Education
2
Exam Period
2
3
Course Language
English
Course Contents
This course is a study of broadly normative issues that arise in relation to the field of applied mathematics. The following kinds of questions are examined: How can applied systems be built to promote, protect, preserve, and foster the pursuit of various values related to human wellbeing? What risks and uncertainties need to be accounted for in such systems? To what extent is it possible to empower individuals with applied systems while limiting the extent to which they can harm each other and themselves?
Study Goals
This is a masterís-level course, so I have two main goals for you: to establish a baseline of knowledge in the normative field of ethics, and to start to hone your philosophical skills.
Education Method
1 lecture and 1 tutorial per week
Assessment
1 group presentation (25%), 1 group project (35%), and one pair-authored paper (40%)