Moral And Political Philosophy

Course Information
TitleΠολιτική φιλοσοφία / Moral And Political Philosophy
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorFilimon Peonidis
Course ID280009353

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

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
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)
Required Courses
  • ΑΤ001 Néo Apló Máthīma
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites.
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course students could understand basic concepts of modern political philosophy and be able to pass judgment on the best form of government.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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)
Political philosophy is a branch of philosophy with a long and rich history that studies issues related to the basic organization of political communities, their broader goals, and their treatment of problems arising from human interaction, from a particular perspective. This perspective consists in analyzing the meaning of basic relevant concepts (power, right, sovereignty et.c.)and in seeing political issues from a distinctively moral viewpoint.In the first part of the course we discuss the scope of political philosophy, its relations to other disciplines and its role in a democratic society. In the second part we try to answer the old question "What's the best form of government?" by examining monarchy, totalitarianism and liberal democracy.
political philosophy, utopia, monarchy, totalitarianism, democracy
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Online educational material.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work150.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Φιλήμων Παιονίδης, Προλεγόμενα στην πολιτική φιλοσοφία (Αθήνα: Οκτώ, 2020).
Additional bibliography for study
Adam Swift, Πολιτική Φιλοσοφία (Αθήνα: Οκτώ, 2015).
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