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03. Sep. 2021

In the new podcast "Philosophy meets! - How do sciences work?", Prof. Lutz Mädler, Director of Process Engineering at Leibniz-IWT, and Prof. Kirsten Tracht, Institute Director at the Bremen Institute for Structural Mechanics and Production Systems, talk about how they teach in Faculty 4 at the University of Bremen, how they do research and what drives them.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the University of Bremen, the podcast "Philosophy meets! - How do sciences work?" provides insight into the dialogue between theoretical philosophy and another science at the University of Bremen in each episode.

In the first episode of the new medium, theoretical philosophy meets materials science and production engineering. The hosts are Mahé Crüsemann and Norman Sieroka from the Institute of Philosophy, who discuss responsibility, optimisation and knowledge transfer with Kirsten Tracht - Professor of Process-Oriented Technology Design and Lutz Mädler - Professor of Mechanical Process Engineering, at the University of Bremen. The research disciplines, which at first seem completely contradictory, will quickly find concrete points of overlap, for example when it comes to the following questions: Should optimisation always be the goal? What responsibility and what value does technical progress have in today's society and with a view to the future? Why is it part of the research philosophy to constantly have to face evaluations - starting with the basic seminar in the first semester? And how does all this relate to Indiana Jones?

The podcast with the episode "Optimisation and the Pillars of Indiana Jones" is now published and available for listening on the website of the University of Bremen: https://www.uni-bremen.de/philosophie/forschung/theoretische-philosophie/podcast-philosophie-trifft

(c) Mahé Crüsemann, Uni Bremen