Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
706002762012PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPYElective242
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to enable students to comprehend the philosophical mode of thinking, to point out the differences between philosophy, science and religion, to introduce the students to main philosophical problems and to develop the habit of thinking philosophically
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Mehmet Kuyurtar
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to develop a clear conscious about philosophical thinking
2To be able to think logically and coherently
3To think ciritically
4To be able to compare different views
5To be able to comprehend different philosophical problems relationally each other
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The main characteristics of philosophical thinking, philosophical knwoledge and common sense, relationships between philosophy, science,religion and art, the main philosophical problems and the main branches of philosophy
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1What is moral philosophy? Value problems, ethical and esthetical values. Objectivism and subjectivism, the curcumstances of moral situation: fredoom and action based on concious choosingDiscussion of the course content.
2Clasiffication of ethical theories: clasical and modern theoriesDiscussion of the course content.
3Eudaimonist ethical theories: Socrates and ethical entelectualism, the Cynics and the ethics of indiferrence, the Kyrenians and the ethics of hedonism, Plato an Aristotle: relations ethics to politicsDiscussion of the course content.
4Stoic ethics, monotheistic religion and ethics. Secular ethics and utilitarism, Kant adn deontic ethics, Nietzche and nihilismDiscussion of the course content.
5What is political philosophy? Politics and ethics, politics and philosophy of lawDiscussion of the course content.
6The main problems: State and best regime. General considerations on theocratic, aristocratic, monarchical and democratic statesDiscussion of the course content.
7Plato and the governement of elites. The contract theories:Hobbes and absolutist monarchy, Rousseau and the general will, Locke and liberal democracyDiscussion of the course content.
8Liberalism and its ciritics: theocratic and conservative ciritics, social democracy, Marxism and socialismDiscussion of the course content.
9Midterm
10What is philosophy of art? Philosophy of art and aesthtics. Aesthetical attitude. Aesthetical object and aesthetical pleasure. Different kinds of art.Discussion of the course content.
11Objectivist and subjectivist attitudes to aesthetical values. The theories of art: Plato and art as mimesis, the romantics and art as creation, Schiller and art as a gameDiscussion of the course content.
12Philosophy of religion and theology. Natural theology an the teology reveled. Theism, Deism, Pnatheism and AtheismDiscussion of the course content.
13The arguments for existence of god and their citirticsDiscussion of the course content.
14What is the philosophy of education? The main problems of philosophy of education. The educational theoriesDiscussion of the course content.
15Relationship between education, ethics and religion. The main circumstences of a liberal educationDiscussion of the course content.
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Readings: Ahmet Arslan, Felsefeye Giriş, Adres Yay., Ankara 2009 J.H.Randall Jr, J.Buchler, Felsefeye Giriş, Çev. A.Arslan, E.Ü Sosyal Bilimler Fak. Yayınları, İzmir, 1982 A.Arslan (Yayına haz), Felsefe 2002, TÜSİAD Yay.,İstanbul, 2002 C.Horner, E.Wesatacott, Felsefe Aracılığıyla Düşünme, Çev. A.Arslan S.M.Honer, T.C.Hunt, Felsefeye Çağrı, Çev. H.Ünder, İmge Yay., Ankara, 1996 56-60.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11818
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)60
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