Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708003092016MODERN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHYCompulsory354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To recognise the main characteristics and figures of modern polical philosophy.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Solmaz Zelyüt
Learning Outcomes
1 To be able to recognise the main concepts and problems of modern political philosophy.
2 To be able to understanding the differences between modern political philosophy and ancient political philosophy.
3To be able to identify relation between the problems in the modern political philosophy and the contemporary political problems.
4To acquire political and ethical sensitivity.
5 To be able to evaluate the different approaches on the political.
6To be able to express her/his views clearly and distinctly both written and orally.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Political Philosophies of Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Diderot and Voltaire. Natural Law Doctrine. Rights. Liberties.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Overview: Introduction to modern political philosophy and the foundations of modern political thoughtDiscussion of the course content
2The political and ethical thought of MachiavelliDiscussion of the course content
3Seminar of Machiavelli’s Prince.seminar
4 The political philosophy of HobbesDiscussion of the course content
5 The political philosophy of HobbesDiscussion of the course content
6 The political philosophy of HobbesDiscussion of the course content
7Midterm exam
8The political philosophy of LockeDiscussion of the course content
9The political philosophy of LockeDiscussion of the course content
10The political philosophy of LockeDiscussion of the course content
11Montesquieu and The Spirit of the Lawsseminar
12The political philosophy of RousseauDiscussion of the course content
13Seminar of Rousseau’s Social Contractseminar
14Diderot and Voltaire: Political rationalism and revolutionDiscussion of the course content
15Seminars of Rameau’s Nephew and Candideseminar
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Solmaz Zelyüt, Dört Adalı, Doğu Batı yay., 2010. Strauss,Leo, Politika Felsefesi Nedir?, çev. Solmaz Zelyüt, Paradigma Yayınları, 2000. Niccolo Machiavelli, Prens, çev. Rekin Teksoy, Oğlak Yayınları, 2000. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, çev. Semih Lim, Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2010. John Locke, Hükümet Üzerine Birinci İnceleme, çev. F. Bakırcı, İmaj yay., 2007. John Locke, Sivil Toplumda Devlet: Uygar Yönetim Üzerine İkinci İnceleme, çev. Serdar Taşçı, Hale Akman, Metropol Yayınları, 2002. Jean Jacques Rousseau, Toplum Sözleşmesi, çev. Vedat Günyol, Adam Yayıncılık, 1999. Montesquieu, Kanunların Ruhu Üzerine, çev. F. Baldaş, Hiperlink yay., 2011. Diderot, Rameau’nun Yeğeni, çev. Adnan Cemgil, Engin yay.,1991. Voltaire, Candide, çev. Server Tanilli, Adam yay., 2000.
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 Lectures14342
Discussion10110
Seminar4416
Criticising Paper3618
Reading14228
Report212
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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