Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
706002752012INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHYElective232
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
1Introducing the course generally. What is philosophy? Philosophical knowledge and common sense
2The basic methods of investigation, analizing the concepts of faith an authority
3Relationships between philosophy, science and religion: their smilarties and diversities
4What is epistemology? Relationship between epistemeolgy and logic. Language, truth and meaning
5The issue of posibility of knowledge: dogmatism and skeptisism
6The issue of sources and means of knowlege: Rationalism, empricism and intuitionism
7The issue of domain, scope and criterion of knowledge
8Midterm Exam
9What is philosophy of science? Science and scientific method
10Empirical and formal sciences: A comparison their methods
11Critical remarks on science: T.Khun, K.Popper and P.Fayerebend
12What is ontology? Main problems and concepts. Relationship between ontolgy, metaphysics and theology
13What is materialism? Democritos, Hobbes, De la Mettrie. Materialism in 19th century and dialectical materialism
14What is idealism? Plato and the theory of ideas. Berkeley and subjective idealism, Hegel and objective idealism
15The synthetical attitudes to the problems of matter and spirit: Descartes and dualism of matter and spirit, Spinoza and parallelism of matter and spirit
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
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
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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