The Classical Social Contract Theory: Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant

Course Information
TitleΗ κλασική παράδοση του κοινωνικού συμβολαίου: Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau,Kant / The Classical Social Contract Theory: Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorTheodoros Penolidis
Course ID600019744

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

Registered students: 62
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
PhilosophyElected Compulsory DirectionalWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
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
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the central concepts of pro – Kantian modern political philosophical tradition, focusing on the concept of social contract and exploring the terms under which this concept is treated as the fundamental legitimating principle of political organization. Secondly - and most importantly – to train the students in more specific questions related to the employment of the aforementioned tradition in the practical work of Kant, where it is subjected to a radical reformulation based on the principles of the critical transcendental evolution of the philosophical discourse.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • 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
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment502
Written assigments502
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στυλιανού, Ά. (2011). Θεωρίες του κοινωνικού συμβολαίου: από τον Γκρότιους στον Ρουσσώ. Αθήνα: Πόλις. Rousseau, J., & Γρηγοροπούλου, Β. (2013). Το κοινωνικό συμβόλαιο ή Αρχές πολιτικού δικαίου (3η εκδ.). Αθήνα: Πόλις.
Additional bibliography for study
Χομπς, Τομας, Λεβιάθαν, Γνώση, 1989 • Λοκ, Τζων, Δεύτερη Πραγματεία περί Κυβερνήσεως, Γνώση, 1990 • Ρουσσω, Ζαν Ζακ, Το Κοινωνικό Συμβόλαιο, Πόλις, 2004 • Καντ, Ιμμανουελ, Κριτική του Πρακτικού Λόγου, Βιβλιοπωλείον της Εστίας, 2004 • Καντ, Ιμμανουελ, Κριτική της Κριτικής Δύναμης, Σμίλη, 2013 • Καντ, Ιμμανουελ, Θεμελίωση της Μεταφυσικής των Ηθών, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2017 • Καντ, Ιμμανουελ, Για την αιώνια ειρήνη, Αλεξάνδρεια, 1992
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