Introduction To Philosophy

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στη φιλοσοφία / Introduction To Philosophy
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Zografidis
Course ID280009344

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 18
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course offers an orientation to philosophical studies and an introduction to key issues of philosophical thought, with emphasis on metaphysics and epistemology. An attempt is made to determine the characteristics of philosophical activity, to present the main questions of traditional fields of philosophy and to demarcate philosophy and areas such as science, art and religion. Two fundamental questions are examined in detail: the ontological question (what actually exists) and the epistemological (how do I know), with references to contemporary debates as well as significant moments in the history of philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Kant). We further discuss the controversial issues of the truth, the body-soul relation, the freedom of the will and the existence of God and, finally, the question whether philosophy is (still) of any use.
Introduction to Philosophy
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ν. Αυγελής, Εισαγωγή στη φιλοσοφία. Θεσσαλονίκη: Σταμούλης, 2012. 2. N. Warburton, Φιλοσοφία: Τα βασικά. Αθήνα: Αρσενίδης, 2010.
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