Theories of Social Contract

Course Information
TitleΘεωρίες Κοινωνικού Συμβολαίου / Theories of Social Contract
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAristotelis Stilianou
Course ID100001066

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

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

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
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.
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
Reading Assigment301.1
Written assigments401.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- 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.
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