Conteporary Practical Philosophy

Course Information
TitleΣύγχρονη πρακτική φιλοσοφία / Conteporary Practical Philosophy
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorChristos Ntouskos
Course ID600018386

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

Registered students: 76
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6
PhilosophyCompulsory courses beloging to the selected specialisationWinter/Spring-6
PedagogicElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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
(a) Having completed the course, students will be familiar with established current theories in normative ethics and the most common objections raised against them. (b) Having completed the course, students will have developed the necessary critical skills to understand and assess philosophical arguments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course addresses some pivotal issues in the field of contemporary practical philosophy. We examine the main theoretical approaches in the domain of normative ethics, as well as the most common objections raised against them.
ethics, normative ethics, metaethics
Educational Material Types
  • 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 Assigment1084.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Driver, Julia, Ηθική Φιλοσοφία. Οι βασικές της αρχές (μετάφραση, σχόλια & επιστημονική επιμέλεια Ι.Ν. Μαρκόπουλος), University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010. ISBN 978-960-12-1938-7 James Rachels: Στοιχεία Ηθικής Φιλοσοφίας (μτφρ.: Ξ. Μπαμιατζόγλου· επιμ.: Φ. Παιονίδης). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Οκτώ 2012
Additional bibliography for study
Vardy, P & Grosch, P. Το Αίνιγμα της Ηθικής. Μετάφραση: Θ. Δρίτσας. Εκδόσεις Αρσενίδη 2013.
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