Theories of Social Contract

Course Information
TitleΘεωρίες Κοινωνικού Συμβολαίου / Theories of Social Contract
CodeΚΥ0606
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAristotelis Stilianou
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID100001066

Programme of Study: UPS School of Political Sciences (2014-today)

Registered students: 187
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course535

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600060325
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
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 theories of social contract, 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)
After a brief introduction to the history of the concept of social contract, the course presents a critical overview of social contract theories in modern political philosophy. Intellectual and theoretical currents are in turn contextualized in terms of contemporary political issues and conflicts.
Keywords
Social Contract, Modern Political Philosophy, Socialdemocracy
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.4
Reading Assigment301.1
Written assigments401.5
Exams281.0
Total1375.0
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Ίδρυμα Σάκη Καράγιωργα, Θεωρίες της πολιτικής και του κράτους. Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Σαββάλας, Αθήνα 2005. - Στυλιανού Άρης, Θεωρίες του κοινωνικού συμβολαίου. Από τον Γκρότιους στον Ρουσσώ, Πόλις, Αθήνα 2006.
Additional bibliography for study
- Hobbes Thomas, Λεβιάθαν, 2 τόμοι, Γνώση, Aθήνα 1989. - Locke John, Δεύτερη πραγματεία περί κυβερνήσεως, Γνώση, Aθήνα, 1990. - Rousseau Jean-Jacques, Tο κοινωνικό συμβόλαιο, Πόλις, Aθήνα 2004. - Kιτρομηλίδης Πασχάλης, Πολιτικοί στοχαστές των νεότερων χρόνων, Πορεία, Aθήνα 2004. - Canto-Sperber Monique, Σοσιαλισμός και φιλελευθερισμός. Οι κανόνες της ελευθερίας, Πόλις, Αθήνα 2004. - Mouffe Chantal, Το δημοκρατικό παράδοξο, Πόλις, Αθήνα 2004. - Rawls John, Η δίκαιη κοινωνία, Πόλις, Αθήνα 2006. - Ρωλς Τζων, Θεωρία της δικαιοσύνης, Πόλις, Αθήνα 2001. - Μολύβας Γρηγόρης, Δικαιώματα και θεωρίες δικαιοσύνης, Πόλις, Αθήνα 2004.
Last Update
05-04-2017