Ethics and Politics

Course Information
TitleΗθική και Πολιτική / Ethics and Politics
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAristotelis Stilianou
Course ID100001073

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses beloging to the selected specializationSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be in touch with ontology and modern political philosophy, they will be able to recognize the difference between the main political theories. Also, 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 examines some of the major aspects of modern political philosophy, with special emphasis on Spinoza’s political theory and also on Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Kant. It focuses mainly on their conceptualizations of ontology, state, sovereignty, law, and democracy; and on the relation between philosophy, theology and politics.
Ontology, Politics, Spinoza, Democracy, Law
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
Reading Assigment682.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Ετιέν Μπαλιμπάρ, Ο Σπινόζα και η πολιτική, Εστία, Αθήνα 1996. - Etienne Balibar, Ο φόβος των μαζών. Σπινόζα, Μαρξ, Φουκώ, Πλέθρον, Αθήνα 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
- Σπινόζα Μπαρούχ, Πολιτική Πραγματεία, Πατάκης, Aθήνα 1996. - Χομπς Τόμας, Λεβιάθαν, Γνώση, Aθήνα 2006. - Locke John, Δεύτερη πραγματεία περί κυβερνήσεως, Πόλις, Aθήνα, 2010. - Rousseau Jean-Jacques, Tο κοινωνικό συμβόλαιο, Πόλις, Aθήνα 2004. - Καντ Ιμμάνουελ, Προς την αιώνια ειρήνη, Πόλις, Αθήνα, 2006. - Πλάγγεσης Γιάννης, Νεότερη πολιτική και κοινωνική φιλοσοφία, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009. - Στυλιανού Άρης, Θεωρίες του κοινωνικού συμβολαίου. Από τον Γκρότιους στον Ρουσσώ, Πόλις, Αθήνα 2006.
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