Contemporary Political Philosophy

Course Information
TitleΝεότερη Πολιτική Φιλοσοφία / Contemporary Political Philosophy
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAristotelis Stilianou
Course ID100001039

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the courses, students will be in touch with modern political philosophy, they will be able to recognize the difference between the main political theories, they will know the basic elements of the political theories and they will be in position to use the main philosophical concepts concerning politics.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course deals with the theoritical and historical dimension of the modern political thought. In particular, it examines Machiavelli's, Hobbes', Spinoza's, Locke's, Montesquieu's and Rousseau's conceptions. In addition, the course further delved into the particularly interesting, especially for the contemporary situation, opinions of these thinkers on war and peace.
Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, war, peace
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
Reading Assigment48.51.8
Written assigments501.8
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Janet Coleman, Ιστορία της πολιτικής σκέψης. Από τον Μεσαίωνα μέχρι την Αναγέννηση, Κριτική, Αθήνα 2006. Quentin Skinner, Τα θεμέλια της νεότερης πολιτικής σκέψης, Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα 2005. Μακιαβέλλι, Ο Ηγεμόνας.
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