International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

Sebastian Cacean

Ethics and Education

Sebastian Cacean is a research associate in the project "Leadership Ethics as Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities" since 2019 and studied physics and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. As part of his doctorate, he develops validity and reliability measures for the method of argument mapping in order to make it usable as a content analytical method in empirical social research.

Research interests

  • Applied argumentation theory (especially argument mapping)
  • Applied ethics (technical, bio- and medical)
  • Philosophy of science and epistemology (especially philosophy of probability and statistics)

Career

  • Since 2019: Research associate in the project "Leadership Ethics as Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities" at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW), University of Tübingen
  • 2017-2019: Research associate in the project "Bürgerdelphi Keimbahntherapie" at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of German Studies, Department of Science Communication
  • Since 2017: Lecturer at the House of Competence at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Since 2013: PhD student at the Institute of Philosophy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) under Prof. Dr. Gregor Betz with a thesis on the role of reliability and validity in argument mapping.
  • 2010 - 2016: Research Assistant at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis in the Shared Research Group "Limits and Objectivity of Scientific Foreknowledge: The Case of Energy Outlooks" at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Philosophy
  • 2010-2016: Participants in the Helmholtz Research School on Energy Scenarios (ESS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • 2002- 2010: Studies of physics and philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin, physics diploma with a thesis on the basics of quantum mechanics "The Role of Indistinguishability and Permutation Invariance in Quantum and Classical Statistics".

Publications

  • S. Cacean, „Die Begründung relevanter Möglichkeiten durch idealisierte Modelle“, in Die Energiewende und ihre Modelle: Was uns Energieszenarien sagen können - und was nicht, 1. Aufl., C. Dieckhoff und A. Leuschner, Hrsg. Bielefeld: transcript, 2016, S. 46–74.
  • S. Cacean und C. Voigt, „Visualisierung und Analyse von Evidenzen mit Hilfe von Argumentkarten“, TATuP, Bd. 22, Nr. 3, S. 38–45, Nov. 2013.
  • S. Cacean, „Ethische Aspekte von Cognitive Enhancement“, in Sport, Doping und Enhancement Ergebnisse und Denkanstöße, G. Spitzer und E. Franke, Hrsg. Köln: Sportverl. Strauß, 2012, S. 151–220.
  • G. Betz und S. Cacean, Ethical Aspects of Climate Engineering. Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing, 2012.
  • G. Betz, S. Cacean u.a., „Large-Scale Intentional Interventions into the Climate System? Assessing the Climate Engineering Debate. Scoping report coducted on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)“, Kiel Earth Institute, Kiel, 2011.

Teaching

  • WS 2017/18: Seminar "Datenauswertung mit qualitativer Inhaltsanalyse", Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), House of Competence
  • SuSe 2018: Seminar "Ethisch-Philosophisches Grundlagenstudium I", Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Philosophy
  • WS 2017/18: Project Seminar "Bürgerdelphi Keimbahntherapie", Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Department of Science Communication
  • Since winter semester 2016/17: Seminar "Komplexe Argumentationen verstehen und kritisch hinterfragen", Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), House of Competence
  • WS 2014/15: Seminar "Modelle in den Wissenschaften", University of Münster, Center for Philosophy of Science
  • SuSe 2015: Lecture "Ars Rationalis II", Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Philosophy
  • SuSe 2012: Seminar "Interpretationen des Wahrscheinlichkeitsbegriffs", Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Philosophy