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Nico Formanek

Deputy Head, Department of Philosophy of Computational Sciences

Nico Formanek is a research scientist and the deputy head of the Department of Philosophy of Computational Sciences. As part of the project “Trust in Information,” he currently conducts research on the subprojects “Trust in Computer Intensive Methods” and “Trustworthiness and AI.”

Formanek's research interests are epistemology and ethics of computer intensive methods, the philosophy of computer based physics, and the promises and limits of digital technologies.

Teaching activities
  • Philosophy of Computer Science (SS17/WS17/18)
  • Society, Values and Change in the Age of Web 2.0 (WS19/20)
  • Digital Cultures (SS21)
  • Computerethics (WS21/22)

Publications

[ 2018 ] [ 2017 ]

2018 [ to top ]

  • 1.
    Duran, J.M., Formanek, N.: Grounds for Trust: Essential Epistemic Opacity and Computational Reliabilism. Minds and machines. 28, 645–666 (2018).
     

2017 [ to top ]

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    Bischof, C., Formanek, N., Gehring, P., Herrmann, M., Hubig, C., Kaminski, A., Wolf, F.: Computersimulationen verstehen. Ein Toolkit für interdisziplinär Forschende aus den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. TU Prints, Darmstadt (2017).