Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708001092016GENERAL PHILOSOPHY-ICompulsory114
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The primary aim of this course is to introduce the basic problems and fields of philosophy.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Serdar Tekin
Learning Outcomes
1To comprehend what constitutes rational justification
2To acquire elemantary knowledge of the fundamental problems and fields of philosophy
3To develop the skill of critical analysis
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Characteristics of philosophical thinking. Philosophy, religion and science. Epistemology. Philosophy of science. Ontology.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2Reason, rationality, rational justification
3Philosophy, religion and science
4Meeting Socrates: The dialogue of "Euthyphro"
5Epistemology 1: Common sense, veil of perception, scepticism
6Epistemology 2: Rationalism and empiricism
7Epistemology 3: Kant and the limits of knowledge
8Midterm
9Philosophy of science 1: What makes science scientific?
10Philosophy of science 2: Positivism and its critics
11Philosophy of science 3: Natural and social sciences
12Ontology 1: What is reality?
13Ontology 2: The question of being in pre-Socratic philosophy
14Ontology 3: Idealism and materialism
15Ontology 4: Dualism
16Assessment
Recommended or Required Reading
Ahmet Arslan, Felsefeye Giriş Chris Horner & Emrys Westacott, Felsefe Aracılığıyla Düşünme
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
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures16348
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)117
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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13
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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