Christian Sachse

EPFL CDH SHS-GE
CM 2 274 (Centre Midi)
Station 10
CH-1015 Lausanne

Office:  CM 2 274
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Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Humanities and Social Sciences Program

Courses

Philosophy of biology

Identify and understand central issues in the philosophy of biology, notably about biological evolution and the emergence of life. Evaluate and compare crucial arguments in the debates. Synthesize the discussion and thus formulate and defend one's own position.

Philosophy of science

This course offers to identify and understand central issues in the philosophy of science, for instance the debate on different models of scientific explanation. Evaluate and compare crucial arguments in the debates. Present a position/a debate and manage the discussion.

Philosophy of life sciences I

Understand and discuss central issues in the philosophy of life sciences, e.g. that of reductionism or why free will might be an illusion. Transpose problems and arguments from one debate to another. Evaluate the impact of the scientific worldview on us.

Philosophie de la vie II

Evaluate the main positions in a chosen philosophical debate. Develop in your group a solid approach to one or more philosophical problems of that debate. Defend your analysis and conclusions.