Introduction To Philosophy

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στη φιλοσοφία / Introduction To Philosophy
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Zografidis
Course ID280009344

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-5

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2003-2010

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course offers an orientation to philosophical studies, an introduction to key issues of philosophical thought, with emphasis on metaphysics, and the acquaintance with few major philosophical texts. In the course the following topics will be discussed: A. The definitions of philosophy and the characteristics of philosophical activity, the main questions of the traditional fields of philosophy and the demarcation of philosophy from areas such as science, art and religion. B. The definition and the possibility of metaphysics and certain central theories about the nature of reality (dualism, materialism, idealism etc.), with references to contemporary debates as well as significant moments in the history of philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Kant). C. Current debates on the problem of body and mind, the existence of God and the free will problem. Final comments on the question whether philosophy is (still) of any use.
Introduction to Philosophy, Metaphysics, Body and mind, God, Free Will
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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ν. Αυγελής, Εισαγωγή στη φιλοσοφία. Θεσσαλονίκη: Σταμούλης, 2012. 2. N. Warburton, Φιλοσοφία: Τα βασικά. Αθήνα: Αρσενίδης, 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
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