PřF:S4002 Epistemology - Course Information
S4002 Law, ethics and philosophy of scienceFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
- doc. Mgr. Jan Havliš, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Michal Koščík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. MgA. Jakub Míšek (lecturer)
JUDr. Matěj Myška, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. Jan Havliš, Dr.
National Centre for Biomolecular Research - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: National Centre for Biomolecular Research - Faculty of Science
- Mon 9. 12. 10:15–15:15 A35-211, Tue 10. 12. 10:00–15:00 A35-211, Mon 16. 12. 10:15–15:15 A35-211, Thu 19. 12. 10:00–15:00 A35-211
- There are no particular prerequisites, except for at least partial practice in science and research on a level of diploma thesis.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- main objective of the course/workshop is to acquaint students with practical aspects of gaining and treating scientific knowledge.
- Learning outcomes
- at the end of the course students should be able:
to better understand of the importance of methodology, ethics and law in science
to know basics and background of epistemological approaches in science
to find one's way in ethical corners of contemporary scientific conduct
to be aware of ethically exposed legal issues in science (intellectual property, copyright, data protection).
- Part I. - Jan Havlis
- 1. cognition - how our mind works
- 2. epistemology / methodology of science - how knowledge acquisition works
- 3. argumentation - how the knowledge propagation and sharing works
- 4. ethics of scientific conduct / misconduct - how the knowledge acquisition, propagation and sharing fails
- Part II. - Radim Polcak, Jakub Misek, Michal Koscik, Matej Myska
- 1. Human rights and proportionality of legal principles
- 2. Methods for solving ethically exposed legal issues
- 3. Intellectual property rights – subject, structure, introduction to copyright
- 4. Copyright - rights to publications, licensing practices, transfers in projects and research consortia
- 5. Data protection in science and research – personal data, research data
- 6. Industrial intellectual property rights in science and research – patents, utility models, specific types of rights
- Teaching methods
- Part I. - course/workshop will be supported by PPT presentations consisting of sets of tasks to demonstrate principles and to practice them, students will also receive guidelines and extended study materials. Part II. - lectures will be given using combination of hand-outs and consequent discussion on the topic.
- Assessment methods
- an active workshop participation (fulfilling upcoming tasks during the workshop) and two seminar papers covering topics in part I. (essay with analysis of research concept and/or scientific misconduct; the essay must be submitted no later than 14 days before the end of the examination period) and part II. (essay on a give topic in legal aspects of science).
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
- Teacher's information
- part I - philosophy and ethics of science monday december 09, 10:15 - 15:15, A35/211 tuesday december 10, 10:00 - 15:00, A35/211 part II - science, ethics and law tuesday december 16, 10:00 - 14:50, A35/211 wednesday december 19, 10:00 - 14:50, A35/211 the deadline for submission of the essays for the part I is january 31.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
- Permalink: https://is.muni.cz/course/sci/autumn2019/S4002