COURSE TITLE

PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY I

COURSE CODE

PHIL 100

COURSE TYPE

Elective

COURSE SEMESTER

I.

COURSE CREDIT

National Credit:  2               ECTS: 4

DEPARTMENT

PHILOSOPHY

FACULTY MEMBER/MEMBERS THAT GIVE THE COURSE

Associate. Prof. Metin BAL

POSTAL ADDRESS

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

E-Posta: balmetin@gmail.com , Web: www.metinbal.net

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

AIMS OF THE COURSE

to discuss how history need to be commented in philosophical perspective and how a knowledge historical knowledge is by giving information about the main approaches in the science of history and the philosophy of history

LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE

ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE

to have an idea about the conscious of history, the critical thinking of history

ACQUIRED CAPABILITIES

TEACHING METHODS

Theory-based lecture, discussion

TEACHING MATERIALS

Source books, selection of discussion topics

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

APPLICATION

1

The definition and problems of the philosophy of history

 

2

The different meanings of “historia” term, first studies of the philosophy of history (Middle Ages)

 

3

The first philosophers of history: Augustinus and Ibn Haldun

 

4

The birth of the philosophy of history as a discipline and thinking of progress

 

5

The new science of Vico and its principles

 

6

Herder and humanistic philosophy of history

 

7

The philosophy of history of Kant

 

8

Fichte, Schelling and German Idealism

 

9

Hegel (The summit of German Idealism)

 

10

Critical understandings of history (Nietzsche, Kierkegard, Buckhard, Schopenhauer)

 

11

Positivist understanding of history

 

12

Materialist understanding of history

 

13

Marxism and dialectical understanding of history

 

14

Dilthey

 

15

Neo-Kantianism, neo-Hegelianism

 

Textbooks and Recommended reading

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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EXAMS

One written midterm and one written final exams