2429 Research Seminar
Univ.Prof. Dr. Sarah Spiekermann-Hoff
Contact details
Hannah Waltl, Institute for IS & Society, e-mail:
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/15/21 to 09/30/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 11/03/21 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM D2.2.094
Wednesday 11/10/21 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM D2.2.094
Wednesday 11/17/21 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM D2.2.094
Wednesday 11/24/21 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 01/14/22 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM D2.2.094
Tuesday 01/25/22 11:30 AM - 05:00 PM D2.2.094
Wednesday 01/26/22 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM D2.2.094
Wednesday 01/26/22 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM D2.2.094

This research seminar is focused on the the role of values in human perception and in Information System Design. The seminar will start out with an overview of what values are and gives an outline of a value ontology. Several IT related projects are then discussed of how values can play out and be used as constructs in IT design. An intensive 2-day seminar then rounds up the course where Alva Noe's book on "Action in Perception" is studied. The book's main hypotheses are discussed in relation to what they mean for value philosophy.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this seminar are

  • an understanding of our current knowledge on human perception, the role of value therein
  • an understanding of how values should drive humans' role vis-a-vis machines (artificial intelligence)
Attendance requirements

Ph.D. students are required to attend all sessions of this seminar.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Participants are required to read Noe, A. (2005). Action In Perception. Cambridge: MIT Press and present one chapter of it. Ph.D work is critically discussed.


The quality of the material presented, attendance and participation in the discussion are the basis for grading in this course.

1 Author: Alva Noe

Action In Perception

Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2005
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Content relevant for diploma examination: No
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Book
Recommended previous knowledge and skills

Scheler, M. (1921 (2007)). Der Formalismus in der Ethik und die Materiale Wertethik - Neuer Versuch der Grundlegung eines ethischen Personalismus (2. unveränderte Auflage ed.). Halle an der der Saale: Verlag Max Niemeyer.


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Last edited: 2021-10-03