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Applied ethics

Josette Jacobs | CPT-65000 | English | 1AF 2AF 5AF In this course, you will start by facing a concrete ethical dilemma from daily life. Next to that you will do a practical exercise, linked to an ACT-project or to your individual experience. You will be working in groups, supported by staff. Students prepare and give a lecture about one ethical theory.

Knowledge hurts

Josette Jacobs | CPT-65100 | English | 1AF 5AF The starting venue of the course is ‘HET DEPOT’, a sculpture art gallery in Wageningen. In this museum you will ‘experience’ reality by an artwork and philosophize by looking at an artwork. Next to this, you will prepare and give a lecture about one Philosophy of Science theory and build up an individual portfolio.

Philosophy of communication and society


Philosophy and ethics of management, economics and consumer behaviour

Vincent Blok, Marcel Verweij | CPT-38306 | English | 1MO The recent economic crises and corporate scandals show the importance of critical thinking and ethical reflection in business and market contexts. The aim of this course is to strengthen our capacity to critical thinking, as a basis for better decisions and practices. We explore the pretentions and limitations of (economic) science in producing objective knowledge; we explicate and test basic assumptions of economics, market, and politics; and we analyse ethical dilemmas in business administration and consumer policies.

Science, technology and society

Leon Pijnenburg | CPT15806 | Dutch | 2AF The course introduces philosophical and normative issues (in a wide sense), related to the role of communication within the larger context of science, economy, politics and society. Students are prepared for reflexively looking at, and normatively evaluating (a) the role of communication specialists in society and (b) the possible frictions and tensions that emerge when communication is put to use as an instrument for solving societal problems.

To be announced | CPT-15303 | English | 2MO This course focuses on the relationship and mutual influences between science, technology and society. The aim of this course is the analysis of and the expression of opinion(s) in complex societal questions in the field of land and water management. How to deal with philosophical and normative questions in a scientific and technological context, as well as the responsibilities of scientists are central themes in this respect. In addition, students get insight in and experience with basic principles of ethics and will practice with discussing and writing about ethical dilemmas.

Introduction in philosophy

Ethics of food and nutrition

Vincent Blok | CPT-55806 | Dutch | 5AF Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of reality, human existence, and our knowledge thereof. Philosophers ask ‘what is...?’ questions, for instance ‘what is the nature of human being?’, or ‘what is the good life?’. In this course you will consult the tradition of philosophy to see how some of the great names in the history of philosophy answered these questions. And you will reflect on the nature of philosophical questioning in a systematic way. In this course you are introduced to the nature of philosophical questioning and the development of critical and reflexive skills.

Marcel Verweij | CPT-38803 | English | 2AF 6AF Modern society faces many problems in relation to food, nutrition, and health: malnutrition, overweight, alcohol abuse, food poisoning, etc. What are the ethical responsibilities of professionals, consumers, governments, and companies to tackle these problems? Different ways of ethical thinking are presented and students learn to formulate questions and test ethical arguments. In this way, they reflect on their study area and develop skills to analyse and discuss ethical dilemmas in their future career, and be capable to justify difficult professional choices.

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At Communication, Philosophy and Technology, of Wageningen University, we examine how societal stakeholders and policy-makers make sense of...

Communication, Philosophy and Technology brochure 2019-2020  

At Communication, Philosophy and Technology, of Wageningen University, we examine how societal stakeholders and policy-makers make sense of...

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