Issues of Contemporary Political Philosophy

Course Information
TitleΘέματα Σύγχρονης Πολιτικής Φιλοσοφίας / Issues of Contemporary Political Philosophy
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDimitra Mareta
Course ID100001511

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

Registered students: 31
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
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 contemporary 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
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines some of the major aspects of contemporary political philosophy (19th and 20th centuries). It focuses mainly on Hegel’s concept of «civil society», and on the conceptualizations of state, society, power, sovereignty, democracy, and freedom. Special emphasis is laid on Hegel’s and Marx’s political theories, and also on postmarxist political conceptions.
civil society, state, sovereignty, democracy, freedom
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Mπαλιμπάρ Eτιέν, Η φιλοσοφία του Μαρξ, Νήσος, Aθήνα 1996. Λεφέβρ Ζαν-Πιερ & Μασερί Πιερ, O Έγελος και η κοινωνία, Εστία, Aθήνα 1998.
Additional bibliography for study
Χέγκελ, Ο Λόγος στην ιστορία. Εισαγωγή στη φιλοσοφία της ιστορίας, Μεταίχμιο, Αθήνα 2006. Μαρξ Καρλ, Το εβραϊκό ζήτημα, Οδυσσέας, Αθήνα 1978. Hegel-Feuerbach-Marx, Κράτος και θρησκευτική συνείδηση, Έρασμος, Αθήνα 2000. Λέβιτ Καρλ, Από τον Χέγκελ στον Νίτσε. Το επαναστατικό ρήγμα στη σκέψη του δέκατου ένατου αιώνα, 2 τόμοι, Γνώση, Αθήνα 1987. Σαρτρ Ζαν-Πωλ, Το πρόβλημα της μεθόδου, Εξάντας, Αθήνα 1975. Μερλώ-Ποντύ Μωρίς, Οι περιπέτειες της διαλεκτικής, Ύψιλον, Αθήνα 1984. Αλτουσέρ Λουί, Για τον Μαρξ, Γράμματα, Αθήνα 1978. L. Althusser, E. Balibar, R. Establet, P. Macherey, J. Rancière, Να διαβάσουμε το ‘Κεφάλαιο’, Ελληνικά Γράμματα, Αθήνα 2003. Ντεριντά Ζακ, Φαντάσματα του Μαρξ, Εκκρεμές, Αθήνα 1995. Βενσάν Ζαν-Μαρί, Η Σχολή της Φρανκφούρτης και η κριτική θεωρία, Επίκουρος, Αθήνα 1977. Πλάγγεσης Γιάννης, Νεότερη πολιτική και κοινωνική φιλοσοφία, University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009.
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