THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF PLATO AND ARISTOTLE

Course Information
TitleΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΠΛΑΤΩΝΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΟΥ ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΗ / THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF PLATO AND ARISTOTLE
CodeΘ274
FacultyTheology
SchoolPastoral and Social Theology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Bozinis
CommonYes
StatusInactive
Course ID60004772

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600126222
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
Acquaintance and familiarization of the students with the political thought in Greco-Roman antiquity. The following are particularly set as learning objectives: (a)the thorough examination by students of the political ideas of antiquity and the distinctiveness they present and (b) the critical reception on the part of the students, with the help of classical paideia, of the events determining the evolution of the modern world
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In the framework of this lesson we attempt to describ the birth of political thought in Ancient Greece through the detailed examination of the ideas about the state and the public life contained in the Homeric and Hesiodic Epos, the elegiac poetry of the archaic period, the fragments of Presocratics, the historiography of the 5th. c., the works of Sophists and, especially, the philosophical treatises of Plato and Aristotle. 1) The Homeric city 2) The ideas of divine justice in the poems of Hesiod 3) Political ideas in the elegiac poetry and philosophy of the archaic period (Tyrtaeus, Theognis, Solon, Anaximander, Heraclitus, Pythagoras) 4) The new freedom: the awakening of democratic ideals after the Median wars 5) Nature (φύσις) and law (νόμος): the radical teaching of the Sophists on social matters and Socrates 6) The dialogue of Plato "Gorgias" 7) The dialogue of Plato "Respublica" 8) The dialogue of Plato "Statesman" 9) The dialogue of Plato "Laws" 10)The "Politics" of Aristotle (Part I) 11)The "Politics" of Aristotle (Part II) 12)The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle 13)Conclusions and survey of contemporary literature
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Description
Teaching material from Internet
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Oral examination at the end of the semester, while taking into consideration the active participation of the student in class and the undertaking of work, which they present before the professor and their fellow students. Students who cannot attend the course ought to make arrangements with the professor concerning the manner of their examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. T.A. Sinclair, Ιστορία της Ελληνικής Πολιτικής Σκέψεως, μτφ. από τα αγγλικά και πρόλ. Γ.Κ. Βλάχος, Αθήνα 1969 2. Γ. Πλάγγεσης, Αρχαία Ελληνική Πολιτική και Κοινωνική Φιλοσοφία (Σοφιστές, Πλάτων, Αριστοτέλης), Θεσσαλονίκη 2010
Additional bibliography for study
1. G. Glotz,Η Ελληνική "Πόλις", μτφ.από τα γαλλικά Α. Σακελλαρίου, Αθήνα 1978 2. J. de Romilly, H Αρχαία Ελλάδα σε Αναζήτηση Ελευθερίας, μτφ. από τα γαλλικά Κ. Μηλιαρέση, Αθήνα 1992 3. Κ. Τσάτσος, Η Κοινωνική Φιλοσοφία των Αρχαίων Ελλήνων, Αθήνα 2003 (8η έκδ.)
Last Update
22-11-2013