Course Name Introduction to Philosophy Home page

COURSE CREDIT

National Credit:     3                      ECTS: 6

DEPARTMENT

Sociology

FACULTY MEMBER/MEMBERS THAT GIVE THE COURSE

Associate Proffesor Dr. Metin BAL,

POSTAL ADDRESS

Felsefe Bölümü, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi,

Edebiyat Fakültesi Tınaztepe Yerleşkesi,

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

balmetin@gmail.com , Web: www.metinbal.net

AIMS OF THE COURSE, LEARNING OUTCOMES, LEARNING METHODS, TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

AIMS OF THE COURSE

 To instruct participants development of philosophy of being

LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE

ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE

 Theories of major philosophers concerning philosophy of being

ACQUIRED CAPABILITIES

TEACHING METHODS

Theoretical teaching supported by oral presentations

TEACHING MATERIALS

Recommended textbooks

GRADING AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR THE COURSE

The student will be graded according to one written midterm and one written final exams.

COURSE CONTENTS AND PLANNING

Week

Theory                                                                                                                 

1

Question of ‘Being’ 

 

2

Ancient understanding of ‘Being’: Herakleitos and Parmenid

 

3

Plato: Sophist

 

4

Aristotle : Metaphysics

 

5

Platinos:: Neo-platonism

 

6

Middle Age

 

7

Modern Age

 

8

Descartes and Locke

 

9

Hume and Kant

 

10

Romantic period

 

11

Hegel

 

12

Positivism

 

13

Existentialism: Heidegger, Sartre

 

14

Postmodernism: Lyotard, Defining the Postmodern

 

Textbooks and Recommended reading

1

Plato, Republic

2

Aristoteles,(1998) Nikomakhos’a Etik, çev. Saffet Babür, Ankara: Ayraç Yayınevi, Klasik Metinler.

3

Aristotle, Politics.

4 Aristotle, Metaphysics
5 Heidegger, Martin (1984) Early Grek Thinking, tr by David Farrell Krell and Frank A. Capuzzi, HarperSan Francisco, New York
6

Heidegger, Martin (1982) The Essence of Human Freedom, An Introduction to Philosophy, tr.by Ted Sadler, London, New York: Continuum Pres

7

Heidegger, Martin (1997) Plato’s Sophist, tr.by.Richard Rojcewicz and André Schuwer, Bloomington and Indianapplis: Indiana University Press.

8

Heidegger, Martin (1956) What is Philosophy, tr and with and Int by William Kluback and Jean T. Wilde, NCUP, Inc., Albany NY.

EXAMS

One written midterm and one written final exams

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