Aristotle on time

Course Information
TitleΑριστοτέλης, Περί χρόνου / Aristotle on time
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorPantelis Golitsis
Course ID600020279

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

Registered students: 145
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreMandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Through this course, students will: - be introduced to the philosophy of Aristotle; - become acquainted with Aristotle's physics; - understand Aristotle's doctrine on time.
General Competences
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course, we will read through the five chapters that Aristotle dedicates to the study of time in his Physics (IV, 10-14). Aristotle raises in these chapters some notorious difficulties about the existence and nature of time, defines time as “the number of movement according to the prior and the posterior”, examines the different meanings of ‘now’ and the relation between time and human soul, and determines the motion in circle as the movement that is primarily numbered by time. The role of these chapters in the overall argument of the Physics will also be discussed.
Aristotle, Physics, Time
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
1) eLearning is used for distributing the teaching material and for the final evaluation of students. 2) Online teaching through Zoom.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1084.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Αριστοτέλης Έργα, τόμος πέμπτος. Φυσικά. Μετάφραση, εισαγωγή, επιμέλεια: Βασίλης Κάλφας, Αθήνα: νήσος, 2015. 2) C. Rapp, Εισαγωγή στον Αριστοτέλη, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Οκτώ, 2012.
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