HomeEasy to StartB Tech Courses III-IVHS 208 : Philosophy: History And Problems

Philosophy and science: the nature and the structure of science, general characteristics of science, the foundations of modern physics, physics and the mind, the ideas of biology, the social sciences; philosophy and technology: science, technology and industry; moral issues: technology: liberation or enslavement-, medical ethics: case studies,- computer ethics, engineering ethics, managerial ethics: ethical decision making and cognitive framework, leadership and ethics, role of organizational context in ethical conduct:; bio- diversity: third world perspective; philosophy of religion: approaches- to the study- of religion:anthropological,feminist,sociological,phenomenological,psychological.

Texts:

1. J. Fieser and J. Powers, Scriptures of the World-s Religions, Boston: McGraw Hill, 1998.

2.Agassi, and R.S. Cohen, Scientific Philosophy Today, Vol. 67, D, ReidelPublishing Co., Dordrecht, Holland.1982.

3. P.Connolly,Approaches to the study of religion, CASSELL, London and New York,1999.

Reference:

1. E.A. Butt, The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science, Dover Publ., 2003.

2. H. Marcuse, One Dimensional Man, Ark Paperbacks 1964.

3. R. Stuewear, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives in Science, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, U.S.A. 1970.

4.-V. Shiva, Monocultures of the mind, TWN, Third World Network, Penang, Malaysia 1993.

5. J. Adler, Mortimer, 10 philosophical mistakes, Touchstone .1997.

6. D. D.Grazia, T. A. Mappes (Ed) Biomedical Ethics New York, Cambridge University, 2003.

7. R. Penrose, The Large, the Small and the Human Mind, Cambridge University Press, 1999.

8.- S. Richards, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Basil Blackwell,England, 1983.

9. R. Fellows (Ed), Philosophy and Technology, Cambridge University Press, 1995.

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