Science and Ethics (PHIL*6760) | College of Arts

Science and Ethics (PHIL*6760)

Code and section: PHIL*6760*01

Term: Winter 2021

Instructor: Gus Skorburg & Stefan Linquist


This course will explore the philosophical implications (ethical, legal, social, political, epistemological, etc.) of recent developments in data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, especially as these are related to the life sciences.

The course will be co-taught by Profs. Gus Skorburg and Stefan Linquist.

Due to COVID-19, this course will not meet face-to-face. However, the course will take place synchronously at the regularly scheduled time on Microsoft Teams or Zoom. 

Course Outline

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.