FEL 267

3 ECTS Credits

1st year – 1st semester



3 h/week

Lectures: 3 h/week

in English

Instructor: Prof. Dr. Metin BAL

Felsefe Bölümü, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi,

Edebiyat Fakültesi, Öğretim Üyeleri Binası,  Tınaztepe Yerleşkesi,

PK: 35260, Buca - İzmir, Türkiye. Tel: ++ 90 (232) 412 79 03  - dahili tel: 19411, Fax: ++ 90 (232) 453 90 93

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Aims and Objectives of the Course

In the course of Lectures the foundations of ethical concepts and ethical theories are explored by focusing on the works of major philosophers in the areas of ethics and professional ethics.

Course Contents

This course will examine ethical thoughts of major philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Mill and Heidegger.

Assessment Methods

    Oral and Written Presentation

    Midterm and Final Examination

Prerequisite /Recommended


Textbook / Recommended Reading

A Companion to Ethics, Blackwell Companions to Philosophy,

A Companion to Business Ethics, and some papers concerning the philosophical discourse and/or issues.

ÇOTUKSÖKEN, Betül (18-19 May 2005), What Philosophical Discourse Is, Presented in Helsinki University: “Metaphilosophical Reflections-on Current Challenges of Philosophy”

"Liderler İçin Dört Gerçek" ["Four facts for leaders"], Prof. Dr. Vincent Luizzi, (Texas State University – San Marcos, ABD, Fort Hare Üniversitesi , SA.) Çeviren Metin Bal, (İngilizce orjinal metinle birlikte Türkçe çevirisi karşılıklı basılmıştır) (flsf) Felsefe ve Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, Sayı: 13, (2012, bahar)/Issue 13 (2012, Spring), ss. 234-260.




10 October 2005: 10:00 / 13:00 The Origin of Ethics

17 October 2005: Ancient ethics

24 October 2005: Budhist ethics, Jewish ethics, christian ethics, islamic ethics

31 October 2005: Western philosophical ethics

7 November 2005: Kantian ethics

14 November 2005: Contemporary deontology

21 November 2005: Business Ethics, A Kantian approach to business ethics

28 November 2005: Business ethics and Utilitarianism

5 December 2005: Midterm Examination

12 December 2005: Business ethics, Social responsibility, virtue and the pragmatic attitude

19 December 2005: Business ethics and postmodernism

26 December 2005 Overview of the General Outlines of Ethics and Professional Ethics

2 January 2005: (End of the Semester)

16-27 January 2005: Final Exam

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