Course Contents

Course Code and Title: FEL 104-Introduction to Philosophy

Course Type: Compulsory

Course Level: Undergraduate
Year and Semester: First year, Spring
Course Length: One semester, 4 hours lectures per week
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
Course Credits: 4 0 4
ECTS Credits: 6
Lecturer: Lecturers of Department
Course Contents:

  • Philosophy and science as two different domain of knowledge
  • The main branch of philosophy: Ontology, Epistemology, Ethics and Aesthetics
  • Plato’s Lakhes: answering a philosophical question
  • Some main concepts in philosophy: truth, being, human being and society
  • Some problems of our age from the philosophical view-point.

Course Objectives:
At the end of the semester the students will be able to

  • constitute the distinction between philosophy and science,
  • have the information about the main branch of philosophy, the main philosophical questions and their answers by the chief philosophers,
  • approach the problems of our age from the philosophical view-point
  • explain what the philosophy is, its some main problems and the answers to them by the some chief philosophers.

Teaching Method: Lecture, discussion
Assessment Method: Two midterm (25%+25%) and final examination (50%)
Recommended Reading:
J.M. Bochenski, Felsefece Düşünmenin Yolları, çev. Kurtuluş Dinçer, Bilim ve Sanat    Yayınları, Ankara.
Kurtuluş Dinçer, Felsefe, Anadolu Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Platon, Lakhes ve Lysis diyalogları (Lysis-Lakhes, Sosyal Yayınları / Diyaloglar 2, Remzi        Kitabevi)

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